RANDOLPH, N.H. – New Hampshire Fish and Game officers are investigating the death of a hiker on the Castle Ravine Trail near Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire’s 3rd-highest peak.

WMUR-TV reports that hikers found the man’s frozen body near the tree line Sunday morning.

Conservation officer volunteers responded to the scene to assist in the recovery. Investigators arrived at around 6 p.m. and didn’t immediately find anything to indicate the man’s death was suspicious.

The man’s body was brought down the mountain at around 2:30 a.m. Monday. A medical examination will determine the cause of death.

His identity hasn’t been released.


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