Canadian dies hiking Owls Head Mountain

Rangers rescue another Canadian on Whiteface

LONG LAKE — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers recovered the body of a Canadian man who died while hiking in the town of Long Lake over the weekend.

Rangers also rescued a Canadian woman stranded on Whiteface Mountain in the town of Wilmington.

Hiker dies

On Saturday, rangers assisted the Long Lake Rescue Squad in recovering the body of a 51-year-old man who died while hiking Owls Head Mountain.

The Ottawa resident was descending the 2,800-foot-elevation mountain with a group when he suffered a cardiac event. Members of his group did CPR until rangers and rescue personnel arrived.

State police and the Hamilton County coroner are expected to conduct an investigation.

The name of the hiker was unavailable as of press time.

Hiker rescued

Rangers used snowshoes and snowmobiles to locate a 29-year-old Toronto woman in need of assistance on Whiteface Mountain on Thursday.

Within an hour of arriving at the trailhead, rangers found the woman and provided first aid to ward off hypothermia. She was transported back to the trailhead and did not need further medical assistance.

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