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Hikers drag stricken friend to safety off a mountain

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TRUMBULL, CT (AP) -

A Connecticut woman who was dragged down a trail on New Hampshire's Mount Washington by her friends after losing consciousness during a hike says she is grateful the episode had a happy ending.

Twenty-eight-year-old Monoswita Saha of Trumbull was out of the hospital within a matter of hours.

Saha said Monday the group of five friends from Connecticut was well prepared for the Saturday hike. On their way back down the mountain, Saha began drifting in and out of consciousness.

One of the friends dialed 911, and the operator told them to stay put and wait for help. But the hikers began to worry not just about Saha but also about their own safety. They brought Saha down themselves.

Saha declined to discuss what caused her to fall ill.

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