A 25-year-old man died after falling about 150 feet while descending Tuckerman Ravine on the east side of Mount Washington, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Luc Paquette of Boisbriand, Quebec, was with a group of friends Thursday afternoon when he left the main trail to get a better look at a waterfall and fill his water bottle, Fish and Game said. He slipped on the wet terrain and fell 150 feet before landing on a small ledge.
Fellow hikers, some with medical training, rushed to assist Paquette. Some hikers traveled over 40 minutes by foot from the Hermit Lake Shelter to provide initial medical treatment, Fish and Game said in a statement.
Meanwhile, rescue personnel from the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mountain Rescue Service, Mount Washington State Park, Mount Washington Observatory, and Fish and Game responded after a 911 call came in at 5:15 p.m.
A National Guard helicopter was also called from Concord, N.H., when the severity of Paquette’s injuries was realized, and arrived within 25 minutes. The helicopter hoisted him from the ledge at about 7:55 p.m. and flew him to Memorial Hospital in Conway, N.H., where he was pronounced dead.
No further details were immediately available.