View Full Version : Hiker killed in freak accident on Mount Lafayette

05-09-2008, 07:14
A hiker was killed by a falling boulder yesterday on Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire. Story on line at http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Hiker+killed+by+boulder+on+M t.+Lafayette&articleId=1dfaa5f1-1d49-4351-8eaf-56a9dc846dd1

05-09-2008, 07:21
FRANCONIA, N.H. (Link (http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/05/09/mass_hiker_28_hit_by_boulder_dies/))

A Massachusetts woman is dead after a boulder fell on her while she was hiking in New Hampshire with her family yesterday. Shu Qin, 28, of Wellesley was hiking Falling Waters Trail in Franconia when the 5-by-3-foot, 20-inch-thick boulder broke off a ledge and fell about 40 feet and struck her, according to Lieutenant Todd Bogardus of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Bogardus said Qin suffered severe head injuries. She was taken to Littleton Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. (AP)

05-09-2008, 07:45
Very sad story. :(

SGT Rock
05-09-2008, 09:38
That is a real shame. My heart goes out to her family.

05-09-2008, 10:01
This is terrible.

I think today I will kiss my children and granddaughter again...and again.

Appalachian Tater
05-11-2008, 16:21
What an awful thing for her family to see.