CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A hiker has died after he was found unconscious on Mount Washington, where a rescue crew carried the man nearly a mile down the mountain.
A group of hikers stumbled upon the hiker on the Jewell Trail. They called 911 and began to perform CPR, according to the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game.
Rescue crew members drove to the summit and hiked down one of the tallest mountains in New Hampshire to where the man was lying unconscious.
Officials performed resuscitation efforts for about 40 minutes before crews ceased efforts because there was no sign of life.
Rescuers carried the hiker's body through winds that clocked in at around 50 miles per hour and temperatures in the forties to the nearest train.
A dog belonging to the deceased man found on the trail was sent to an animal shelter until it can be reunited with the owner's family.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.