Injured Hiker Rescued from Peabody Brook Trail


Shelburne – A Massachusetts woman suffered a leg injury on Sunday just as she was completing a hike on the Peabody Brook trail.

Barbara Audin, 60, of Sudbury, Mass., was within a half mile of the trailhead when she slipped on a patch of ice, injuring her lower leg. Unable to put any weight on the leg, she call 911 for assistance.

While two Fish and Game conservation officers responded, a retired state police trooper camp upon Audin and provided assistance. One of the Fish and Game officers was able to drive his ATV to Audin and the injured hiker was able to get on the back of the vehicle, eliminating the need for a carry-out.

Audin was driven to a waiting Gorham Ambulance and transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin for treatment of her injury.