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Man hiking in New Hampshire dies despite helicopter effort

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Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 6:08 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2020 at 9:21 AM EDT
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THOMPSON & MESERVE’S PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a Massachusetts man who suffered a medical emergency while hiking in New Hampshire has died despite rescue efforts that included a National Guard helicopter.

The state Fish and Game Department says the 60-year-old Mashpee man was hiking to the summit of Mount Jefferson when he suffered the emergency at about 2 p.m. Saturday.

A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter hoisted the hiker into the aircraft using a winch without landing. His name was not released.

In a separate episode Saturday afternoon, a 50-year-old Needham, Massachusetts, man had to be rescued from a trail on Mount Lafayette by another National Guard helicopter crew after suffering a medical emergency.

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correction: WCAX News previously reported that both hikers died in the incidents. That was incorrect and we apologize for the error.

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