Hiker rescued from Orford’s Mount Cube on Sunday

Published: 09-18-2023 3:42 PM

ORFORD — A hiker was rescued on Mount Cube on Sunday afternoon, after she fell and injured her head on the North Spur Trail.

Jocelyn Bishop, 51, of Westford, Mass., and her hiking partner began their hike at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, according to a news release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. They reached the top of Mt. Cube and continued on the North Spur Trail before heading back to the summit to return to the trailhead. It was on the return to the summit when Bishop fell.

Following the fall, Bishop’s hiking partner called 911 for assistance. The Fish and Game Department got the call at 2:40 p.m.

Meanwhile, a good Samaritan hiker provided first aid to Bishop. Once stable, she was able to begin walking with assistance.

Fish and Game conservation officers and fire departments from Orford, Thetford, Lyme, Hanover, Canaan, Enfield and Haverhill responded. Rescuers reached Bishop’s location at 4:41 p.m., reassessed her injury and helped her down the trail to a rescue utility task vehicle, or UTV. Bishop rode in the UTV to the trailhead on Baker Road, arriving at about 6:30 p.m.

From there she traveled by Upper Valley Ambulance to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for further treatment.

Bishop’s injury comes a little more than a month after another hiker suffered a head injury on Mount Cube and also had to be rescued.

In both cases the hikers had purchased a SafeHike card — $25 for individuals and $35 for families. In most cases, the cards prevent cardholders from being charged the cost of the rescue mission should emergency services be required.

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