Two hiking rescues, two different methods on Sunday

Sep. 18—Two hikers who were injured Sunday were helped down the trails they were on in two different ways — one was carried down in a rescue litter and the other hitched a ride on the Cog Railway.

One rescue was called in around 3:36 p.m. on the Avalon Trail in Carroll where Cynthia Plude, 64, of Shrewsbury, Mass., slipped on a wet rock slab and injured her ankle on her way down after reaching the top of multiple peaks, according to a news release.

The rescue effort was coordinated in conjunction with Appalachian Mountain Club, Twin Mountain Fire and Rescue, good Samaritan hikers and a conservation officer.

Once at the trailhead, Plude was brought to Littleton Regional Hospital.

Plude was well-prepared for the hike and possessed a HikeSafe Card.

Another hiker, who was not identified, injured their knee on the Jewell Trail on Mount Washington around 3:15 p.m. The person was only a quarter mile from the Cog Railway

"The Cog Railway agreed and picked up the injured hiker," the news release read. "As always, the Cog Railway has been willing to assist in the never-ending search and rescue efforts on Mount Washington."