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Autopsy Results On Nashua Man Who Died On Franconia Ridge Could Take Several Weeks

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Chris Jensen for NHPR
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An autopsy was planned Sunday for a Nashua man who died Saturday while hiking on the Franconia Ridge Trail, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

However, it could take several weeks for the results, said Lt. James Kneeland.

Maxim Raykin, 65, collapsed about 11 a.m. near the summit of Little Haystack Mountain while hiking with four companions, Kneeland said.

“Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.  He was carried from the exposed ridge by his companions, down the Falling Waters Trail to escape the treacherous weather,” Kneeland said.

Kneeland described Raykin as an experienced hiker who had the appropriate equipment and had hiked the Franconia Ridge Trail many times.

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