Missing Mass. man found dead outside of Pisgah State Park
WINCHESTER, N.H. — A search team found the body of a Tewskbury, Mass., man at 10 a.m. Monday morning on trails just outside of Pisgah State Park.
Daniel Gill, 77, died as a result of an ATV crash, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.
According to Fish and Game, Gill, called his wife at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and had not been heard from since.
"Around 11:30 yesterday morning, he called his wife and said everything was OK," Fish and Game Lt. Bill Boudreau told WMUR. "And then after he was reported missing, we were unable to get any GPS coordinates from his cellphone."
Rescue workers began a search on Sunday at just after 9 p.m. after Gill's wife reported him missing, and then suspended the search for the night before continuing it Monday morning.
He was riding a red Yamaha Grizzly ATV, which rolled while he was attempting to navigate a steep section of the trail he was on. Gill was wearing appropriate riding gear including a helmet and eye protection at the time of the crash and neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors in the crash. The incident remains under investigation by Fish and Game.
Fish and Game officers were assisted by members of the Winchester, Hinsdale, Chesterfield, and Swanzey Police and Fire Departments, as well as The Cheshire County Sheriff's Department, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and members of Rescue Inc.
Fish and Game Officials reminded OHRV riders not to ride alone, know your riding abilities, and when possible always leave an itinerary with friends or family.
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