A Black Hawk helicopter hovered and lowered a "penetrator" hoist through an opening in the canopy.
An Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was used to rescue a man from near Mount Adams Saturday evening, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.
The 54-year-old Center Conway man slipped on a steep section of the Spur Trail and so badly injured his knee that he was unable to walk.
Fish and Game’s Lt. Douglas Gralenski determined the man was several miles from a road on a steep trail that would make carrying him out difficult and he called the National Guard for help.
The helicopter hovered just above the trees and used a hoist called a “penetrator” to lower rescuers through a narrow opening in the canopy and then retrieve them and the injured, man, said Mark Holmes, a conservation officer.