A tragic incident occurred on Cannon Cliff in Franconia Notch State Park.
At that time, a man named Benjamin Kessel, 34, of Sommerville, Mass., had fallen after a rock became dislodged and cut his climbing rope.
The authorities said witnesses called 911 around 4 p.m. The search and rescue workers began searching the point Kessel fell and found his body at 5:30 p.m
From the investigation known that the rescuers, who observed the area said that a rock the size of a refrigerator had dislodged as the climber approached from below.
“Then, the rock then slid over his climbing rope, severing it and knocking the climber approximately 150 feet down the cliff before becoming lodged in some small spruce trees.”
The families of Kessel was described as an avid outdoors enthusiast who had traveled the world. And also, he is very meticulous about his safety.
One of Kessel’s family members, Beverly Rich, told, “He had the best equipment, and he was always very careful.”