Sunday, September 07, 2008

A hiker dies in New Hampshire.

A Massachusetts man on track to hike to the summits of the 100 tallest peaks in New England collapsed and died Saturday morning in the White Mountains, according to Fish and Game officials.

Charles Loring, 65, of Georgetown, Mass., had been hiking with two companions.

"Had he been successful, this would have been his 84th peak," said Fish and Game Lt. Todd Bogardus.

Loring's companions used a cell phone to make a 911 call just before noon on Saturday, reporting that a hiker had collapsed near an unnamed peak south of Haystack Mountain, which is also known as Nubble Mountain.

My condolences to his friends and family.

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