PERU, Vt. – Around noon on Sept. 4 Rescue Services (Londonderry Rescue, Winhall Fire) and State Police were called to the scene of a subject hiking the Long Trail who had taken ill and become unresponsive in the area of the Peru Peak Shelter near Griffith Lake in the town of Peru. Resuscitation efforts failed and the subject was determined to be deceased. State Police are still investigating the cause and manner of death. The victim has been identified as Michael A. Keethers of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact State Police-Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.