BEAN’S PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has suffered an unknown medical condition and died while hiking in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 59-year-old James Norton died on Sunday while descending the 19 Mile Brook Trail in Bean’s Purchase.
Officials say the Acton, Massachusetts, man was part of a Boy Scout troop taking part in a weekend hiking trip. The group had hiked up to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Carter Notch Hut on Saturday afternoon, spent the night at the hut and was going back down the trail when Norton collapsed.
Officials say members of the hiking group immediately started CPR and called 911.
A National Guard helicopter crew was called in to rescue Norton. Despite the efforts of the hiking group and first responders, he did not survive.
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