Authorities say a New Hampshire hiker died Saturday morning when he fell off the top of a mountain and down a cliff while taking pictures of the area with his wife.
Fish and Game said in a statement that the event happened around 10:30 a.m. on the top of Mt. Willard in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire.
“The hiker’s wife heard her husband scream and looked over to see him fall over the edge of the mountain and down a steep cliff that went down about 800 feet,” the agency said.
His wife called 911 for help when she couldn’t get to him on the summit because it was too steep and icy.
Around 2:30 p.m., rescue workers arrived and rappelled down the cliff, where they found the hiker about 300 feet below the summit, the agency said. At the scene, the hiker was said to be dead.
Mountain Rescue Service workers pulled the dead hiker from the edge of the cliff and carried him to the top.
The body was then carried down the mountain to the parking lot at the trailhead, where officials said they arrived at 6:45 p.m.
Officials didn’t release the hiker’s name or other personal information right away until his or her family had been told.
Fish and Game said that there was no more information available right away.