A Cambridge man critically injured his legs Sunday in a fall that occurred when his tools failed whereas mountain climbing in New Hampshire.
Jiwon Han, 25, was climbing with mates close to Sunset Ledge in Albany when his protecting tools unexpectedly launched, inflicting him to fall, the New Hampshire Fish and Recreation Division mentioned in a information launch Tuesday. He was about 20 toes up when it occurred, and he injured each his legs within the fall.
Conservation officers had been referred to as to the scene round 7:30 p.m., and once they reached Han, they stabilized him and took him down the mountain in a litter, the discharge mentioned. They reached the Boulder Loop Path parking space round 8:15 p.m., and Han was taken to Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
An identical incident occurred earlier that day in close by Bartlett. New York Metropolis resident Matthew Allen was climbing Cathedral Ledge with Whittinsville, Mass., resident Peter Kittridge when tools that ought to have shortened his fall failed, the Fish and Recreation Division mentioned in a information launch Sunday.
Allen, 24, fell 50 toes, hit a cliff ledge, and suffered critical however non-life-threatening accidents. Kittridge, additionally 24, referred to as 911 slightly earlier than 7 p.m., and conservation officers, police, firefighters, and different rescuers responded, the discharge mentioned.
The rescuers hiked right down to the ledge the place Allen had landed, supplied medical therapy, after which put him in a litter to hold him to an ambulance. They reached the ambulance simply earlier than 10 p.m., and Allen was taken to Memorial Hospital for therapy, the discharge mentioned.
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