PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a woman attempting to hike up Mount Washington in below-freezing conditions suffered an unknown medical condition and died.
Officials say that 63-year-old Sandra Lee, of Mount Tabor, New Jersey, was hiking with two family members on Thursday while ascending a trail on the Northeast’s highest peak. They called 911 after Lee appeared to show symptoms of hypothermia and couldn’t continue.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 41 New COVID Cases, 5 Additional Deaths
New Hampshire state parks staff based at the summit went down the trail and gave warm clothing to the hikers. It was icy with a wind chill of minus 12 degrees (minus 24.4 degrees Celsius) and 60 mph winds.READ MORE: 'Devastating': 1-Year-Old Angelo Nicoloro Drowned During Wrentham Father's Day Celebration
Two conservation officers carried Lee two-tenths of a mile (321 meters) to Mount Washington Auto Road, where an ambulance took her to a hospital.
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