FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANAAN HUNTER RESCUED FROM WOODS
On Thursday November 17, 2016 Canaan Police, Ambulance and Fire Department units were dispatched to the area of Grafton Turnpike Road in North Canaan for a report of a hunter suffering a medical emergency in the woods.
Approximately 30 minutes after the initial call, emergency responders located the male, in his 60’s, approximately one half mile off of the main roadway in rugged terrain. It was quickly determined that the patient was suffering a life-threatening medical emergency and could not walk from the scene. Canaan Police and EMS personnel were able to render emergency care to the male while awaiting an evacuation.
Emergency responders were able to eventually reach the patient utilizing an all-terrain utility vehicle, allowing him to be evacuated via a logging trail.
Canaan emergency responders were assisted by the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, Lebanon Fire Department EMS, Hanover Communications Center and several neighbors.
### AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II CHIEF OF POLICE 603.523.7400