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  • Hiker dies on Mt Marcy of heart attack

    I just saw this posted by AE. The gentleman collapsed about a mile from the summit on Friday, 8/9, and was unable to be revived despite the best efforts of many involved. This is a terrible, terrible tragedy and my thoughts & prayers go out to the victim and his family and friends.

    http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com....html?nav=5008
    We are closer now than we were five minutes ago

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    That is just so sad; I worry about that when Mr. Moo and I are hiking alone. He is 61 and in great shape, probably I would be the one to have the heart attack not him, but it's in the back of my mind. (His dad died at 66 of one.) We took the WFA course last year and learned CPR, but that is scary.
    I guess the only thing one can say is that he died doing what he loved to do and who can ask for more, right? Great response by the Rangers.
    Moo
    HPHikingmoo

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    • #3
      Originally posted by HPHikingMoo View Post
      That is just so sad; I worry about that when Mr. Moo and I are hiking alone. He is 61 and in great shape, probably I would be the one to have the heart attack not him, but it's in the back of my mind. (His dad died at 66 of one.) We took the WFA course last year and learned CPR, but that is scary.
      I guess the only thing one can say is that he died doing what he loved to do and who can ask for more, right? Great response by the Rangers.
      Moo
      Not only a great response by the rangers and others involved, but we should also consider the emotional impact this has on the rescuers involved (let alone the family of the victim). For some, the impact can be deep and long-term. I doubt situations like this, even if non-fatal, are things one easily walks away from.
      We are closer now than we were five minutes ago

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MtnManJohn View Post
        Not only a great response by the rangers and others involved, but we should also consider the emotional impact this has on the rescuers involved (let alone the family of the victim). For some, the impact can be deep and long-term. I doubt situations like this, even if non-fatal, are things one easily walks away from.
        I thought the same thing; tough situation for everyone for sure. How would you ever hike again after something like that?
        HPHikingmoo

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        • #5
          Moo, a few links which may interest you.

          http://www.mountaingazette.com/blogs...in-the-forest/
          http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor...-Too-Much.html
          We are closer now than we were five minutes ago

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