Injured hiker swept off Moat Mountain trail


CONTACT: Lt Bradley Morse 603-744-5470 603-271-3361
September 20, 2021

Albany, New Hampshire – On September 19, 2021, New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified of an injured hiker on the Moat Mountain Trail in Albany. Toni Weinstein, 49, of New Market, NH, was hiking the Moat Mountain Trail and slipped on a rock injuring his ankle. She was unable to support her weight and continue walking, so her hiker called 911 for help. The incident happened at around 4:00 p.m. Fish and game conservation officers as well as members of the Lake District Search and Rescue Team (LRSAR) and Mountain Rescue Service ( MRS) arrived to transport Weinstein down the mountain. Weinstein and lifeguards arrived at the Moat Mountain Trail parking lot shortly after 8:00 p.m.

New Hampshire Fish and Game is a self-funded agency that relies heavily on volunteer rescue groups to carry out the search and rescue mission in the state’s forests. The public is encouraged to help support search and rescue activities in the state by purchasing a Hike Safe card. New Hampshire Fish and Game also reminds hikers to prepare before heading out into the wilderness, including packing the ten essentials: map, compass, warm clothing, extra food and water, headlamp, fire starter, first aid kit, whistle, rain / wind jackets and pants, and a knife. For more information, please visit www.hikeSafe.com.

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