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Connecticut man dies hiking Mount Washington

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said the 66-year-old man died while hiking up the Jewell Trail on Saturday.


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire said a hiker died due to an unknown medical condition while hiking in the Mount Washington area.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said the 66-year-old man died while hiking up the Jewell Trail on Saturday. They said he was a resident of Naugatuck, Connecticut, and was hiking with his sons when he suddenly collapsed in the early afternoon about two miles from a base station.

The fish and game department said low and thick cloud cover made the response difficult. It said the hiker was rescued via aircraft but did not survive.

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The department said it was not identifying the hiker yet because extended family members had not yet been notified.

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