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Boy Scout Troop Leader Dies On Crawford Path

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 A Maryland man leading a Boy Scout troop in the North Country died yesterday, apparently due to a heart attack, says New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Vernon R. Rippeon of Westminster collapsed about one and one-half miles up the Crawford Path in Bean’s Purchase.

CPR was started immediately but Rippeon, 51, died on the trail. 

Rippeon and three other adults were leading a Boy Scout troop that included his two sons. The group planned on a five-day hike staying at several Appalachian Mountain Club huts.

Those responding were from Twin Mountain Fire and EMS, the Appalachian Mountain Club, AMC Rescuers, the U.S. Forest Service, Pemi Search and Rescue and Fish and Game.