August 28,2022: A Canadian hiker who was climbing Mount Washington with his son died at the summit Thursday afternoon.

According to The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department 46-year-old hiker was climbing 6,288-foot peak  along with his adult son and had reached an Appalachian Mountain Club hut. He started complaining of shortness of breath.

They had completed the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and reached the Lake of the Clouds Hut,” the department said in a statement. “Upon reaching the hut, the man began complaining of shortness of breath, but continued hiking slowly to the summit of Mt. Washington with his son.”

According to CBS Boston State park staff and Good Samaritans, including two nurses and a doctor who were also hiking, rushed to perform CPR and deploy a defibrillator but the man did not survive. The man was taken down the mountain’s auto road to an ambulance, but he was later pronounced dead.

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