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Hiker Dies in Rockslide on Mountain Trail

June 28, 2004|From Times Wire Services

A rockslide on a popular trail on Mt. Katahdin killed one hiker who became trapped under a boulder and injured another, officials said.

The injured hiker and two other people caught in Saturday's slide were rescued and walked down the mountain during the night, said Irvin "Buzz" Caverly Jr., director of Baxter State Park in northern Maine.

The slide occurred at about 4,100 feet along Cathedral Trail in the mountain's south basin.

The body of Roger Cooper, 52, of Bangor was found and removed, Caverly said.

The trail at Baxter State Park, about 60 miles north of Bangor, was closed until further notice.

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