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Two Hikers Die From Falls In N.H.'s White Mountains Over The Weekend

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The Rumney Rocks, photographed for an earlier NHPR story

Two people died while out on trails in the White Mountains this weekend.

A man from Massachusetts was climbing at Rumney Rocks when his equipment malfunctioned during a descent and he fell more than 50 feet to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Another man died Saturday evening after falling from Arethusa Falls in Livermore, near Crawford Notch.

New Hampshire Fish & Game says the average height of the falls is about 70 feet. At its tallest, it’s double that height – the state’s second highest waterfall.

Officials identified the Rumney Rocks accident victim as 68-year-old Michael Hubert of Woburn, Mass. They have yet to release the name of the other person.  

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(This post was updated Sept. 29 with the identity of the Rumney Rocks climber.)

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