LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say a 24-year-old Canadian man collapsed while hiking with friends and died despite extensive rescue efforts.
Fish and Game officials say Simon Deschenes of Chicoutimi, Quebec, was hiking on the Falling Waters Trail in Lincoln when he collapsed about 2.5 miles into the hike Saturday morning.READ MORE: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
Other hikers performed CPR while conservation officers and other rescuers rushed to his aid. A New Hampshire National Guard helicopter flew to the scene to assist.READ MORE: UMass Lowell Closed Tuesday Due To 'Possible Cybersecurity Incident'
A litter was lowered and a medic airlifted Deschenes into the hovering helicopter and flew him to Littleton Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities say Deschenes had traveled to New Hampshire to spend the Columbus Day holiday weekend hiking with friends.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Announces $1M 'VaxMillions' COVID Vaccine Lottery; 'If You're Not Vaccinated, You Can't Play'
Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.