2 hikers die on White Mountains trails in 2 days
SHELBURNE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say two people have died in two days while hiking trails in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, while a third hiker rescued survived.
News releases from the agency say two people were rescued while attempting to climb Mount Washington on Thursday. The first, 63-year-old Sandra Lee of Mount Tabor, New Jersey, suffered an unknown medical condition on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Hours later, 80-year-old James Clark of Dublin, Ohio, was found immobile in the fetal position with signs of hypothermia. He was treated at a hospital for what authorities say were non-life-threatening injuries.
On Friday, 69-year-old William Whittenaur of Lancaster, New Hampshire, suffered a medical emergency and died on the Blue Trail, part of a system leading to Mt. Cabot in Shelburne.