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Man suffers fatal cardiac arrest on national park hike

July 13, 2018

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man died while hiking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

The National Park Service in a press release says 53-year old Scott Griffith suffered fatal cardiac arrest Tuesday as he returned with family members from a hike on Root Glacier.

National Park Service staff, personnel from a guide service and other hikers administered CPR but Griffith for nearly an hour. He could not be revived.

The Root Glacier Trail extends north from Kennecott to Root Glacier.

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