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Injured hiker rescued from Mount Washington in NH

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LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a 60-year-old hiker who injured his leg has been rescued from Mount Washington.

Yves Brault of Laval, Quebec, was hiking with his wife Tuesday afternoon when he slipped on a ledge and hurt his lower left leg.

Officials from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department organized a team which hiked to the summit of Mount Washington and reached Brault, who was 1½ miles away. He was taken to a hospital for treatment Tuesday night.

Participating in the rescue were members of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, New Hampshire Mount Washington Park and conservation officers from the Fish and Game Department.

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