Runaway Snowboard – Tuckerman Ravine

At 1300 a person in a line of people fell while climbing up the Lip in Tuckerman Ravine. This caused a chain reaction to occur and many more people fell as well. During this event someone dropped their snowboard and it went out of control down the Lip striking the victim on the head. The result was a large laceration on the patients head. The patient was treated by two Mt. Washington Volunteer Ski Patrollers and assisted to Hermit Lake. From there, a USFS Snow Ranger transported him by snowmobile to Pinkham Notch where he was received by an ambulance and brought to a hospital. The incident took 3 people 2 hours to complete.