New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers were called to Mt. Monadnock Thursday afternoon after a hiker called “911” to report his wife suffered an injury at the summit. Kailia Star, 60 of Sudbury, Massachusetts and her husband had summited the mountain and were beginning their descent at approximately 2:40 PM when she lost her footing on a steep section of the trail and injured her lower leg. Her husband called “911” to report that she was unable to continue hiking and was in need of assistance. Personnel from Mt. Monadnock as well as several volunteers assisted Conservation Officers in carrying Star down the mountain on the White Arrow Trail. Rescue crews reached the Old Toll Road at 6:30 PM where Star was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital by her husband.
Conservation Officers would like to remind those looking to hike NH’s mountains that most falls and injuries occur when descending a trail. Hiking poles and hiking boots add stability and support and can help prevent many injuries.