A 22-year-old New Hampshire woman died Saturday after falling 60 feet during a hike at Acadia National Park, according to a report in the Portland Press Herald.

Three dozen rescue workers and the crew of a Lifeflight helicopter that was forced to land on a mountain ledge spent more than five hours Saturday trying to save the life of Shirley Ladd of Barnstable, New Hampshire. Despite their efforts, the University of Maine student died from injuries she sustained after falling on a trail on Champlain Mountain.

Ladd was hiking with a friend on the Precipice Trail, which leads to the summit of Champlain Mountain. Those familiar with the hiking trails at Acadia say the Precipice Trail is the most challenging trail on the island because hikers must hang onto steel ladder rungs in some parts of the trail. (READ MORE)