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Good Samaritans: NH mountains are full of them
We hope stories from this last weekend’s New Hampshire Sunday News caught reader attention. They did ours. We were struck by the number of times citizens, be they part of trained rescue squads or merely volunteers, jumped into action to help people they didn’t know out of situations in places that even some of the rescuers don’t know that well.
That would be Russell Kinkade, who described in painful detail the injuries he sustained in a 40-foot plunge down Mt. Washington’s Huntington Ravine two weeks ago. They included the broken wrist, the eight broken or dislocated fingers, the broken arms, and the collapsed nasal cavity.
Also on the “thank-you” patrol this week, no doubt, is Freddy Poisson of Haverhill Mass. A good Samaritan himself, Poisson jumped into the Ammonoosuc River’s Upper Falls (no sleepy swimming hole on a good day) last Saturday afternoon when he heard calls for help for a 15-year-old boy who was struggling with the Falls’ strong currents.
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