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Fall on Rock, New Hampshire, Iron Mountain

FALL ON ROCK

New Hampshire, Iron Mountain

On June 12, 1983, three hikers were descending from Iron Mountain when one of them got too close to the edge of a cliff and fell 100 meters to a ledge. (Source: Rick Wilcox. New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service)

Analysis

This hiker’s life was saved because a cable-lift evacuation by helicopter was possible. This is the first helicopter rescue from a cliff in New England. (Source: Rick Wilcox, New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service)