Fish and Game officials credit good Samaritan, rescuers with coming to hiker's aid on busy day

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PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire — New Hampshire Fish and Game officials credit a good Samaritan and other volunteers with coming to an injured hiker's aid while conservations officers were stretched thin with other calls for help.

Officials say 30-year-old Katrin Henker of Dresden, Germany, was hiking with a German friend Saturday on the Boot Spur Trail on Mount Washington when she slipped and injured an ankle.

The two hikers struggled to continue down the trail when, officials say, a good Samaritan hiker encountered them and called for help.

The helpful hiker and Henker's companion — aided by volunteers from the Appalachian Mountain Club — helped her hobble two miles over the course of four hours reach to the trailhead.

Officials say the German pair had appropriate gear and extra food and water.

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