Conservation Officer Matthew Holmes
June 6, 2022
Randolph, NH – On the afternoon of Monday, June 6, a Maine woman suffered a serious leg injury after she slipped on rocks during an afternoon hike.
Around 3:20 p.m., Cheryl Sheehan, 75, of Wells, ME, slipped and fell on rocks while descending the Brook Bank Trail in the foothills of Mount Madison. As a result of the fall, Sheehan was injured to the point that she was unable to walk.
Sheehan was immediately cared for by her husband after the fall. Realizing that help would be needed, the hikers called 911 for help.
Around 3:35 p.m., their call for help was answered by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conservation officers. Conservation officers then coordinated rescue efforts with volunteer members of the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue (AVSAR) team.
After providing first aid to Sheehan, rescue personnel placed her in a litter and worked to transport her to the trail and back to the parking lot. Moving steadily, rescuers arrived safely at the roadside with Sheehan around 5:45 p.m. Sheehan was then taken by Gorham Ambulance to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin for further evaluation and treatment of her injuries. .
Both Sheehan and her husband were grateful for the help and expressed their thanks to the rescuers at the end of this event.