New Hampshire ice climber rescued after 20-foot fall

HARTS LOCATION, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game says an ice climber was injured when he fell while climbing on Mount Willard in Crawford Notch.

Officers and rescue crews responded at about 2:30 p.m. Friday after receiving a report that 64-year-old Tom Boydston, of Center Conway, New Hampshire, had suffered multiple injuries in a fall of about 20 feet.

Boydston was initially suspended from a rope, but his climbing companions and others lowered him to a safe area while they waited for help to arrive.

The rescue was delayed due to the difficulty of the terrain combined with high winds, sleet, rain and darkness.

Boydston reached a waiting ambulance at about 7:30 p.m. He was taken to Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

His condition was not available.

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