Officials: Jewett City man falls from waterfall, dies

FRANCONIA, N.H. — Authorities in New Hampshire say a Connecticut man was killed when he fell down a waterfall.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 23-year-old Zachariah Peterson, of Jewett City, Conn., was killed Saturday night. Authorities say Peterson and a friend were camping near a waterfall on Cannon Mountain. Police say Peterson slipped and fell about 250 feet around 11:15 p.m.

Officials say Peterson’s friend pulled him from the brook. The man was able to stop a car to call for help. Emergency personnel responded to the area but Peterson died of his injuries.

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the fatal accident.

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