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Woman, 39, dies after being hit on New Hampshire trail while hiking with fiancé

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The hiker, whose name has not been released, was descending Mount Cabot when she began to suffer from a serious illness.

KILKENNY, NH (AP) — A 39-year-old woman died after suffering a medical condition on a New Hampshire hiking trail, New Hampshire Fish & Game said.

Conservation officers were notified around 3pm on Sunday after receiving a report that a hiker suffered from an unknown medical condition on the Bunnell Notch Trail in Kilkenny.

The hiker, whose name has not been released, was descending Mount Cabot when she began to suffer from a serious illness.

The hiker’s fiancé called 911 for help.

Members of the Berlin Fire Brigade and Berlin EMS responded directly to the trailhead and began walking, but the woman’s condition deteriorated and a National Guard helicopter rescue team was called.

The patient was hoisted into the helicopter just after 6 p.m., but she did not survive.