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Orient man, 54, found dead on New Hampshire mountain trail

Photo: Northeast Mountain Guides website

A 54-year-old Orient man was found dead on a New Hampshire mountain trail Sunday morning, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Service Law Enforcement Division.

The body of Timothy Hallock, a professional trail guide and founder of Northeast Mountain Guides, was discovered by two hikers early Sunday on a ravine trail in the White Mountains in Randolph New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement identified Hallock after several hours; he did not have identification on him, according to a press release issued by the agency.

The trail Hallock was hiking is located north of Mt. Washingon in the White Mountain Forest of New Hampshire.

Two hikers heading up the trail found the body at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a report in the Berlin Daily Sun.

The medical examiner’s office in Concord New Hampshire will conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death, which is not believed to be suspicious in nature.

Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said this morning that New Hampshire Fish and Game Service contacted Southold Police yesterday morning to ask the local police department to notify Hallock’s next of kin of his death. Flatley said Southold Police “after a few attempts, were able to notify [Hallock’s] next of kin.” He said he had no other information. 

Hallock, a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduate was licensed as a ships officer of any tonnage on all oceans, according to a bio posted on the company website. He was the founder and owner of Hallock Marine Services in Orient, providing yacht management services, operation and instruction since 1989. A veteran hiker with nearly 20 years experience and an experienced trail guide, he established Northeast Mountain Guides in 2004, according to the website.

Hallock was a past president and member of the board of directors of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association, where he also served as a course instructor and as a member of its trail maintenance crew.

Wake and funeral arrangements were announced this afternoon. See obituary

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