Tragedy Strikes Man Taking Photos on Cliff’s Edge with Wife

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A hiker who was with his wife went to the top of a steep mountain in New Hampshire and then fell to his death.

Fish and Game reported that at 10:30 in the morning the hiker lost his balance when leaving Mr. Willard’s top in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire.

The husband had little chance of survival once he went over the edge of that cliff, according to the Fish and Game department.

The hiker’s wife heard her husband shout and turned to see him plummeting down a steep precipice that reached the mountain’s base at a height of about 800 feet.

Joseph “Eggy” Eggleston, a 53-year-old train engineer employed by the Mount Washington Cog Railway, has now been positively confirmed as the hiker. As passengers ride the train around the mountain to its summit, they are treated to stunning views.

The firm published a Facebook tribute to Eggleston, who undoubtedly had an impact on the people he worked with.

“Eggy’s warm smile and passion for what he did will always be remembered by those he touched. I’m honored to have shared a cab with him. His home will always be in these mountains he loved. Gone too soon, never forgotten. That whistle will forever echo off these peaks for you.”

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