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August 13, 2012
Update: August 14, 2012 - The name of the hiker has been released. The victim was Gary Muise of Sharon, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Hiker Succumbs to Medical Condition on Tuckerman Ravine Trail
CONCORD, N.H. – A 57-year-old Massachusetts man hiking on New Hampshire's Mount Washington with his two teen-age daughters died after experiencing a medical emergency on the trail today (Monday, August 13).
Gary Muise of Sharon, Massachusetts, was hiking on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail this morning with his two daughters, age 15 and 18, when he collapsed approximately 2.5 miles from the Appalachian Mountain Club's Pinkham Notch Visitors Center. One of the girls ran back down the trail to the visitor's center for assistance, while the other daughter stayed with him. Other hikers stopped to help, and AMC staff soon arrived on the scene, but they were unable to resuscitate him. He was transported down the mountain to the visitors center at 2 p.m. by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers, AMC staff and Mountain Rescue Service volunteers.
No further information is available at this time. The victim's name will be posted on Tuesday morning on the N.H. Fish and Game website at www.wildnh.com.