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Hiker dies after falling off New Hampshire mountain while taking photos with his wife, officials say

The couple were taking pictures on the summit of Mount Willard when the man fell over the edge, NBC Boston reported.
View from Mount Willard
The view from Mount Willard in Crawford Notch State Park in Hart's Location, N.H.Corey T. Burns / Getty Images/iStockphoto

A hiker died Saturday after he fell off the summit of a New Hampshire mountain as he was taking pictures with his wife, officials said.

The couple were at the top of Mount Willard around 10:30 a.m. when the unidentified man fell over the edge and down a steep cliff, NBC Boston reported.

Mountain Rescue Service personnel rappelled down the cliff and found the hiker dead about 2:30 p.m., about four hours after he fell, the station reported. He was about 300 feet below the summit.

The rescue team raised the man's body back up the summit and took it to the trailhead parking area about 6:45 p.m., NBC Boston reported.

Further information was not immediately available Monday morning. A representative for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department could not immediately be reached for comment.

The death is at least the second this year on the 2,815- foot mountain in Crawford Notch State Park.

In February, a 67-year-old man died as he was hiking up Mount Willard to go ice climbing, CBS Boston reported at the time.