A New Hampshire Army National Guard helicopter airlifted a hiker with a badly injured leg from Mount Madison on Wednesday afternoon. Susan Beaudoin, 54, from Quebec, Canada had slipped and fell from a perched rock on the Daniel Webster Scout Trail, suffering what N.H. Fish and Game officers called “a very serious leg injury.” Beaudoin’s husband ran up the trail to locate an area of cell phone coverage and called 9-1-1. Rescue personnel from the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue Team, appalachian Mountain Club, New Hampshire Army National Guard and additional New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers were all called upon to respond. The helicopter arrived about 4 p.m. She was flown to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for further evaluation and treatment of her injuries.
- Melinda Mitchell of Lyndonville is a person of interest
- In the NEK Waste Management District, Batteries are a charged issue