A Massachusetts man died after suffering a medical emergency while hiking in the White Mountains in New Hampshire over the weekend.
New Hampshire Fish and Game said they were notified by emergency beacon around 11:45 a.m. Saturday of a hiker suffering a medical emergency on the Cedar Brook Trial in Lincoln, an area where there is no cell phone service.
A rescue team consisting of conservation officers and volunteers from the Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team responded to the trailhead, which is located off the Kancamagus Highway. A rescue helicopter from the National Guard was also requested.
The first ground rescuers arrived at the scene around 1:25 p.m.. Good Samaritans who were passing by had attempted to administer first aid but were unsuccessful and the hiker was dead by the time rescuers got there.
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The hiker's body was carried two miles by the ground team to the trailhead, where they met with a state medical examiner at 3:45 p.m.
The hiker was a 57-year-old man from Massachusetts, fish and game officials said. His name has not been released pending the notification of family members.