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New Hampshire ice climber rescued after 20-foot fall


Associated Press
Saturday, February 24, 2018

New Hampshire Fish and Game said an ice climber was injured when he fell while climbing on Mount Willard in Crawford Notch.

Officers and rescue crews responded about 2:30 p.m. Friday after receiving a report that 64-year-old Tom Boydston of Center Conway had suffered multiple injuries in a fall of about 20 feet.

Boydston was initially suspended from a rope, but his climbing companions and others lowered him to a safe area while they waited for help to arrive.

The rescue was delayed due to the difficulty of the terrain combined with high winds, sleet, rain and darkness.

Boydston reached a waiting ambulance about 7:30 p.m. He was taken to Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

His condition was not available.