Home » News » Public Safety
NJ woman needed piggyback rides down Mt. Washington
A New Jersey woman needed help getting down Mount Washington on Saturday after getting stuck on the Jewel Trail, and Fish and Game officers obliged with piggyback rides.
New Hampshire Fish and Game Sgt. Wayne Saunders said Dee Schardt, 69, of Sea Girt, N.J., had gone up Mt. Washington with a friend on the Cog Railroad. At the top, she was given some bad information that the Jewel Trail was an easy trail down the mountain, Saunders said.
When Schardt and her companion started hiking down Mount Washington a little before noon, they had no food, water, or lights, Saunders said. Schardt got stuck on the difficult trail, and calls for help started coming in around 8 p.m., Saunders said.
Passing hikers assisted by giving her food and Gatorade and staying with her until Fish and Game officers arrived, Saunders said. The officer helped the exhausted woman climb down the mountain, and gave her piggyback rides at times to get her down. Schardt did not seek medical attention.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- UPDATE: Police say man found dead outside Wall Street Towers jumped - 5
- Concord police stun, arrest gun rights protester after officer touched on shoulder - 150
- Horsing around: Manchester students name police horse - 1
- UPDATE: Elderly man burned in North Hampton camper fire has died - 3
- UPDATE: Windham's Common Man to open for dinner rush despite fire - 2
- Enfield fire leaves one burned - 0
- Driver rescued after Franklin crash, 50-foot plunge - 0
- Children hurt when tire swings falls in Manchester playground - 1
- Camper fire leaves Bridgewater man severely burned - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Road to Recovery helps America's heroes - 0
- Valenti Modified Series back at it - 0
- Seabrook scores in OT to give Blackhawks win, series tie - 0
- Apology issued for naming of Boston bomber as a victim of gun violence at Concord rally - 23
- Hellickson, Rays handcuff Red Sox - 0
- Celtics' Rivers, Ainge meet to clear air - 0
- Fisher Cats drop second straight - 0
- Troubles mount for Patriots' Hernandez - 0
- Central High student says he was knocked unconscious; police investigate racial motive - 0
Celtics' Rivers, Ainge meet to clear air
Tax credit math: Who owns your money?
Drones and privacy: Debate just taking off