A Man Has Died While Hiking In A Remote Area Of New Hampshire

Franconia Notch State Park - Credit: alhi/flickr [CC BY-ND 2.0]
On Monday, August 26, Conservation Officers with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept. were notified that a 62-year-old hiker was having a medical emergency near Owl's Head Mountain in Franconia, NH.

Members of the NH Fish and Game Dept. and Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue responded to the call and were prepared to carry the victim off the mountain. However, the victim and his wife were in a very remote location on the mountain, which led to an Army National Guard helicopter being requested to assist in the rescue. The helicopter was able to land a medic at the victim's location. Both the victim and his wife were extracted at that time.

The helicopter transported the victim directly to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 

The victim and his wife were both well prepared for the hike and had all the proper gear for the remote location, according to a press release from the NH Fish and Game Dept.

The identity of the victim and his wife are currently not being reported. The cause of death is also unknown at this time.


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