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An 18-year-old climber reportedly slipped and fell to his death while he was climbing a cliff near Everett Dam, Weare, New Hampshire on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The 18-year-old victim reportedly went cliff climbing near Everett Dam in the town of Weare with his friends on Sunday, Oct. 9. However, while climbing the cliff, the victim, who had no climbing gear or safety equipment with him, slipped, lost his footing, and fell to his death, WMUR TV reported.

Following the tragedy, officers from the Weare Fire Department, Weare Police Department, and Conservation Officers of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department were alerted about the incident. The officers responded to the incident near Clough State Park at around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday and attempted life-saving measures to rescue the victim.

Even though they were able to remove the victim from the scene, the man succumbed to his injuries and died, New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, the cliffs were off-trail and not a designated climbing area.

"This is the first incident like this that I've responded to in 14 years at Weare Police Department," Weare Police Sgt. Brandon Montplaisir said. "It is definitely a tragedy."

The officials have not yet released the identity of the victim.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a Wisconsin doctor who went on a solo hike reportedly fell to her death when the ground beneath her collapsed in March earlier this year, as previously reported.

Kelsey Musgrove, a cardiothoracic surgery fellow at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was last heard from when she reached the Potato River Falls in Gurney on March 26. However, she failed to return from the hike and was reported missing.

The deputies reportedly found her vehicle in the parking of the trail headed to the falls. Following the discovery, the authorities launched an expansive ground, air, and water search, and Musgrove's body was finally located at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, April. 3 in an area near the Potato River Falls.

Musgrove's autopsy report revealed that she suffered traumatic injuries and died within minutes after the fall. According to the sheriff's office, Musgrove reportedly veered off the observation area at the 90-foot waterfall trying to get closer to the river.

“While walking along the edge of the embankment, it appears that the ground beneath her collapsed, bringing her down the bank along with clay and rocks,” Sheriff Paul Samardick said.

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