Man dies after collapsing on Mt. Washington hike

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Jul. 31—A man died while hiking Mount Washington Saturday, Fish and Game said.

Fish and Game received a 911 call about 1:15 p.m. reporting a male hiker had been found unconscious and not breathing on the Jewell Trail near the Gulfside Trail Junction, according to a news release.

The conditions were cold and windy with the high peaks in fog.

A group of hikers performed CPR for 40 minutes, "but with no sign of life and with freezing temperature and high winds, resuscitation efforts were ceased," the release reads.

Volunteers from Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue (AVSAR) and Pemi Valley Search and Rescue assisted in the rescue. Some rescuers drove up the Mount Washington Auto Road while others used the Cog Railway train to get to the victim, according to a news release.

"AVSAR and PEMI SAR members carried the body nearly a mile across Gulfside Trail to the Cog Railway where he was placed in the train and transported to the base," the release reads.

The man was hiking with his dog when he collapsed. The dog is safe and was taken to a local animal shelter until it can be reunited with family.

The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of family members.

No further information was available Sunday.