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Massachusetts Hiker Rescued On Mount Washington

Martina Oefelein via Flickr CC

Rescuers searched a flank of Mount Washington Saturday night and early Sunday morning to find a 55-year-old Massachusetts man who suffered from a “pre-existing medical condition” while descending the Jewell Trail, according to a news release from Fish and Game.

The search began about 9:30 Saturday night after Chris Trottier of Amesbury was reported missing by his wife.

About 3:30 a.m. Sunday Fish and Game officials and members of the Twin Mountain Fire Department found Trottier in a heavily wooded area off the trail. He was described as “cold, wet and disoriented” but he was able to walk to a parking area.

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