Andover man dies after being rescued from White Mountains

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Jun. 21—An Andover man died June 19 after suffering from severe hypothermia while hiking on Mt. Washington.

The man was identified as Xi Chen, 53, according to a press release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Fish and Game became aware of Chen at around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, after he texted his wife. They received a number of calls for rescue that day.

A rescue team faced "treacherous" conditions Saturday night including freezing temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and winds over 80 mph.

Chen was found around 10:38 p.m. and was reported as being "unresponsive and in a highly hypothermic state" however rescuers did detect "signs of life."

He was taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, where he was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead.