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British hiker dies in Appalachian Trail rock fall

Published 12/10/2015 | 01:41

A British hiker died after falling from a rock on the Appalachian Trail
A British hiker died after falling from a rock on the Appalachian Trail

A Briton hiking on the Appalachian Trail in the US has died in a fall while taking pictures.

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Maryland Natural Resources Police said the 44-year-old man jumping from rock to rock taking photographs at about 10.45am local time on Sunday, when he lost his balance and fell about 35 feet from Annapolis Rock .

No foul play was suspected, authorities said.

Other hikers gave first aid, but the man was pronounced dead about an hour later.

The man's name was not released while his family was being informed, but authorities said he was from the United Kingdom.

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