Mountain hiker dies after rescue in snow, 80 mph wind gusts


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New York Post

LANCASTER, N.H. — A hiker who was suffering from severe hypothermia on a New Hampshire trail near Mt. Washington died at a hospital hours after rescuers faced driving rain, blowing snow, and winds gusting to over 80 mph to reach him, conservation officers said.

The hiker was rescued from Gulfside Trail on Saturday night. Xi Chen, 53, of Andover, Massachusetts, was overcome by severe weather conditions.

Rescuers carried Xi Chen over a mile up to the summit of Mt. WashingtonRescuers carried Xi Chen over a mile up to the summit of Mt. Washington

NH Fish and Game Law Enforcement

Fish and Game Department officers said they heard from his wife, who said she received a text from Chen saying he was cold and wet and couldn’t continue on. “He further wrote that he felt he would die without a rescue,” the department said in a news release.

Conservation officers received multiple rescue calls that day from hikers who were on the high-elevation summits and ridgelines of the Presidential Range.

“The conditions in the high peak…

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