Hiker dies in fall while descending Mt. WashingtonThe Associated Press | September 21,2013PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. — New Hampshire officials say a hiker from Canada died after slipping and falling 150 feet while descending a trail at Mount Washington, the Northeast’s highest peak.
The Fish and Game Department said 25-year-old Luc Paquette, of Boisbriand, Quebec, was hiking with a group of friends Thursday when he wandered off the Tuckerman Ravine trail to fill his water bottle.
He slipped on the wet terrain and fell, landing on a small ledge.
Rescue crews responded after a 911 call came in at about 5:15 p.m.
Fellow hikers, some who have medical training, rushed to the scene and provided the initial medical treatment, authorities said. The other hikers helped get Paquette onto a helicopter sent by the National Guard.
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