Topsfield Hiker Seriously Hurt In Fall On New Hampshire’s Mount Major

ALTON, N.H. (CBS) – A hiker from Massachusetts was seriously hurt in a fall on New Hampshire’s Mount Major over the weekend.

Matthew McGaunn, 19, of Topsfield was with a group from UMass Lowell’s outdoor adventure program Saturday when he lost traction on a steep and icy section of a trail below the mountain’s summit. He slid about 200 feet off of the trail and ended up with a serious head injury.

After he was brought down the mountain, Matt McGaunn was rushed to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. (Photo credit: Lake Region Mutual Fire Aid)

Firefighters and conservation officers got him into a rescue sled, but because of the dangerous conditions, it took them several hours to get off of the mountain.
McGaunn was rushed to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, Hew Hampshire. There’s no word yet on his…

Original published: 2019-02-10 15:53:38 Read the full Boston News here


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