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Hiker Tries to Refuse Help After Getting Struck by Lightning

Officials say they learned Rowland was struck by lightning Saturday, but didn't want to call for help

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    New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

    A hiker who was injured after getting struck by lightning on the Crawford Path in Twin Mountain, New Hampshire, was rescued by crews Sunday night. 

    According to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, they received a call around 9:30 p.m. that 51-year-old Glen Rowland, of Newtown, Connecticut, was in need of assistance. 

    He was found a half-mile up the trail from Mt. Clinton Road. 

    Officials say they learned Rowland was struck by lightning Saturday, but didn't want to call for help. He tried to make his was down the trail himself and slept in the scrub brush. 

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    Multiple people who passed by offered to help, but he refused assistance. 

    Eventually a group of firefighters from Windham found Rowland Sunday evening and refused to leave without helping. They assisted him down the mountain until rescue crews arrived. 

    Rowland refused a ride to the hospital and received a ride to his vehicle.

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