Severely hypothermic hiker dies after rescue in 'treacherous' conditions near Mt. 워싱턴

구출된 등산객 “믿을 수 없는” 후지산 근처 트레일의 조건. Washington in New Hampshire’s Presidential Mountain Range died after suffering from severe hypothermia, 월요일에 국가 관리들이 말했다.

Xi Chen, 53, 앤도버, 매사추세츠 주, was attempting to hike the Gulfside Trail in the Presidential Range when he wasovercome by severe weather conditions,” according to a New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHFG) 보도 자료.
The hiker’s spouse called the agency Saturday around 6:30 오후. after Chen sent her a text message telling her he wascold and wet and could not continue on” 그리고 그는 “felt he would die without a rescue,” according to another news release issued Sunday.
      NHFG officers had already received multiple calls that day from cold and wet hikers asking for rescues, the majority of whom were traversing high elevations in the Presidential Range, 릴리스 말했다. Due to thedire natureof the call about Chen, rescue crews responded immediately and called for additional resources, including officers from around the state and Mountain Rescue Services personnel.
        The conditions in the high peaks were treacherous: 동결 온도, 비, 진눈깨비, 눈, and winds gusting over 80 mph. Only those with the experience, 훈련, and adequate gear were utilized for this rescue,” 릴리스 말했다. 전체적으로, nine mountain rescue personnel and six conservation officers responded to attempt to rescue Chen, according to NHFG.
          Two teams of rescuers were dropped off near the summit at around 9:30 오후. 과 10:30 오후. and hiked throughdriving rain, blowing snow, and sustained 50-60 mph winds with gusts over 80 mph” to reach the location Chen was believed to be in, 릴리스 말했다. Due to the buildup of ice on the road, chains were placed on the tires of park trucks to drive rescuers to the summit.
          약 10:38 오후, the first rescue team found Chen, 누가 “unresponsive and in a highly hypothermic state,” 릴리스 말했다. Rescuers immediately placed a temporary shelter over him and tried to warm him up, 그것은 말했다.
          After detecting signs of life, rescuers carried him over a mile to the summit of Mt. 워싱턴, 릴리스에 따라.
          At the summit, Chen was placed in a truck and driven to a waiting ambulance that transported him to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, 약 24 miles northeast of the Mt. Washington summit, NHFG said.
          Life saving efforts were performed on Chen for several hours but he could not be revived and was pronounced dead, NHFG said.
          Many of the hikers who called for rescues Saturday were not prepared for the weather conditions forecast on Saturday, according to NHFG.
          The forecasted weather conditions, particularly for the higher summits, was not heeded by many hikers,” the agency said in its release. “Several found themselves unprepared for the dangerous conditions above tree line, and instead of turning back or bailing out to safer elevations, they continued on and ultimately called 911 expecting a rescue.
            When NHFG received the emergency call about Chen, officers were already in the midst of carrying an injured hiker out of the Centennial Trail in Shelburne, 기관은 말했다.
            Sometimes having enough gear is not enough,” NHFG advised. “In weather conditions experienced this weekend, it is better to descend and get out of the wind and cold instead of pushing on until it is too late.

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