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February 18, 2014

Massachusetts Man Dies while Cross-country Skiing in N.H.

NEW HAMPTON, N.H. – Ralph Cronin Sr., age 67, a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts, with family ties in New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley, passed away while cross-country skiing with his wife Linda on the Oliverian Brook Trail off the Kancamagus Highway in Albany, N.H., in the White Mountain National Forest. Cronin died approximately a half-mile from the trailhead at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014.

There is no cell phone reception in the area, but a call for help was placed at about 2 p.m. Personnel from the Conway and Center Conway fire and rescue services, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Forest Service responded to recover Mr. Cronin.

No further information is available at this time.

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