Hiker dies after suffering medical emergency on Mt. Monadnock

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A friend, who was hiking with the man at the time, performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived, but efforts to save his life were unsuccessful.

A 70-year-old hiker collapsed on Mount Monadnock and died late Tuesday morning, New Hampshire authorities confirmed.

New Hampshire Fish and Game received a report of a medical emergency on the Marlborough Trail on the mountain in Jaffrey around 11:15 a.m., according to a release.

Kenneth Swymer of Keene, New Hampshire, had collapsed along the trail and was not responsive, according to a close friend who was hiking with him. The friend called 911 and performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived.

Efforts to save his life were unsuccessful, and Swymer died as a result of the medical emergency, conservation officers said.

In addition to conservation officers, a number of local police officers, firefighters, and medical personnel responded to the scene, as well as volunteers from the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team.