LINCOLN, N.H. (CBS) – A Somerville man was killed in a rock climbing accident in New Hampshire.

Officials said 34-year-old Benjamin Kessel was climbing Cannon Cliff in Franconia Notch Sunday when a large rock the size of a refrigerator came loose.

A Somerville man died after a rock climbing accident in Franconia Notch. (Image Credit: New Hampshire Fish and Game)

The rock tore trough Kessel’s climbing gear and he fell about 150 feet.

Kessel’s body was recovered in a group of small trees.


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