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Rescuers save life of 75-year-old hiker with CPR, defibrillator

JAFFREY — Rescuers saved the life of a 75-year-old hiker on Saturday after he suffered chest pains and became unresponsive while hiking on Mount Monadnock, according to a release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

George Horowitz, of West Newton, Mass., was hiking the White Cross Trail shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday when he started experiencing chest pains, the release said. A group of hikers that included a nurse and paramedic performed first aid until they were met by Fish and Game Conservation officers, as well as state parks staff and volunteers.

Horowitz, as he was being carried out on a litter, became unresponsive. The rescuers used an automated external defibrillator and performed CPR and Horowitz regained consciousness, the release said.

He was taken by ambulance to the Grand View Inn, where a helicopter was waiting to fly him to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester for treatment.


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