A hiker was killed on New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain on Saturday after slipping and falling down a steep waterfall.
According to New Hampshire Fish and Game officials, officers received a report at around 12:50 p.m. that a hiker had slipped on the mountain while walking through the woods near the tram ski trail.
A group of three people had ridden up the tram, planned on touring around the summit and returning via the tram. When the group got to the summit, they changed their minds and decided to hike down the mountain.
Unfortunately, they were not following a hiking trail and started down what they thought was a ski trail. The group came to a location that was rocky, wet and steep with a waterfall.
As the group tried to maneuver their way down, one of the hikers slipped causing him to fall off the edge. The two other members called 911 for assistance as they could no longer see their companion.
First responders were able to hike to the coordinates 911 had provided and found a deceased male at the bottom of a waterfall.
Conservation officers and members of the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team brought him to the tram parking lot, arriving at approximately 3:35 p.m. He was transported by Ross Funeral Home to Littleton, New Hampshire.