American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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Illness, New Hampshire, Catherdral Ledge

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  • Publication Year: 1982


New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge

In August 1981, Chris Armelagos (25) was 20 feet up the first pitch of Refuse when he went into full cardiac arrest with no spontaneous pulse or respiration. CPR was begun immediately by climbers, including EMTs; it was continued throughout transport to Memorial Hospital by the Mountain Rescue Service. Although revival efforts were continued at the hospital, the victim did not respond and was pronounced dead. (Source: Rick Wilcox, Mountain Rescue Service Leader)

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