18-year-old dies climbing with friends

An 18-year-old boy died on Sunday after falling while rock climbing with friends, authorities said.

Colbee Cammarata-Hodgman of Nashua, New Hampshire, was climbing Weare near Everett Dam with friends when he fell behind the dam lookout, according to WMUR. The area is not a designated climbing area, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game Officials. Police received a call around 3:15 p.m. alerting them to the fall, WMUR reported.

“There is a rock face in this area where he was hiking with friends and unfortunately lost his footing while they were hiking and fell,” said Sgt. would have declared Brandon Montplaisir.

Authorities arrived at the scene and attempted to save lives, but Cammarata-Hodgman died from his injuries, officials said. (RELATED: 72-year-old woman dies hiking in park authorities closed years ago)

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said Cammarata-Hodgman was not wearing a helmet or using lifelines. Officials said the accident shows how important it is to have the right equipment and follow all safety measures, WMUR reported.