GORHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE – A Framingham man was seriously injured on Saturday, June 27, snowboarding on Tuckerman’s Revine on Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Fish and Game received a call at 2:30 p.m. for an injured snowboarder in Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mount Washington yesterday.
The man was identified as Ian Brown, 22 of Framingham.
Brown was climbing the snow-covered ravine to snowboard down it, when he slipped and fell a great distance, according to New Hampshire Fish & Game.
A doctor planning to ski at the ravine, who was not part of the Brown group, provided aid until New Hampshire conservation officers arrived on the scene. Brown was then taken to Hermit Lake Shelter.
Doctors at the shelter then gave the okay to move Brown down the mountain via ATV’s Fish & Game Conservation officers used to get up the mountain.
Brown was transported to Memorial Hospital in Conway, N.H. with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to New Hampshire officials.
New Hampshire Fish and Game said anyone venturing into the outdoors to always be prepared for the activity one is pursuing with the necessary safety equipment and always be mindful of one’s limitations and experience levels to avoid potential disasters