How it happens in Alaska.http://www.adn.com/2012/04/24/2438172/helicopter-rescues-hikers-less.html
Now this is a little different than NH. First background on the area. It's in the city limits of Anchorage (300,000 population), its the first peak just south of the city with homes creeping up the west face, a highway that wraps around the south, an inlet to the south, and no real development south, east and north and regularly has winds that can exceed 100mph . It has several established trails, but above tree line not much. It's big bear country and big country by lower 48 standards, but in Ak it's a very urban peak, probably in the top 10 of most climbed peaks in Ak (which means nothing, 5-7 people on a busy weekend).
I like this article for the simple statement that Ak PJ's fully believe in, and what all states and first responders should believe:
"We don't want people not calling us," she said. "We err on the side of caution, because we don't want cries for help to go unanswered and then disaster strikes. Our goal is public safety."