Franconia Ridge Trail

A 65-year-old Nashua man who died hiking the Franconia Ridge on February 13 suffered a heart attack, the state’s medical examiner says.

Maxim Raykin was with four companions when he collapsed near the summit of Little Haystack Mountain.

His companions failed to revive him and helped carry the body down the Falling Waters Trail where they were met by rescuers.

Fish and Game said Raykin was an experienced hiker who was well equipped and had hiked the Franconia Ridge many times.

Chris Jensen for NHPR

An autopsy was planned Sunday for a Nashua man who died Saturday while hiking on the Franconia Ridge Trail, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

However, it could take several weeks for the results, said Lt. James Kneeland.

Maxim Raykin, 65, collapsed about 11 a.m. near the summit of Little Haystack Mountain while hiking with four companions, Kneeland said.

“Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.  He was carried from the exposed ridge by his companions, down the Falling Waters Trail to escape the treacherous weather,” Kneeland said.