Heavy Snow & High Winds Prompt Rescue Of Florida Hiker On Mt. Madison, NH

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Heavy snow at Mt. Madison, NH this week. Image: COURTESY/MATT BOWMAN

According to Union Leader, a Florida man had to be rescued on Mt. Madison, NH after heavy snow and high winds moved into the region. On Wednesday morning, conservation officers were notified on an emergency beacon notification on Mt. Madison. It was traced back to Andrew Carlson of Madeira Beach, FL and attempts to contact him were unsuccessful.

The red pin marks Mt. Madison, NH. Image: Google Maps

As a result, they launched a rescue mission to locate Andrew. Several members of the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue and the Fish and Game Advanced Search and Rescue Team responded. At the time, wind chills were below zero, winds were around 40mph, and snow accumulations were upwards of 3 feet at high elevations.

NH Fish and Game on a rescue mission. Image: NH Fish and Game

After several hours of trudging through waist-deep snow, they located Andrew huddled under a building, where he was seeking shelter from the elements. Thankfully, he was cold, but alive. He was able to hike out under his own power.

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  1. Dumbass….charge him for the rescue costs….”hoping to do the Presidentials before it got too cold” Ummm, about 3 months too late….this is exactly why I hate AT hikers….they think it’s handicapped accessible and hike unprepared for a damn thing. You proved it is handicap accessible…your handicap is low wattage.

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