On Aug. 2, Thomas Kollmer, a 46-year-old Hinesburg resident went hiking with two friends-Sarah Brancatella and Stephen Carroll-on Hunger Mountain in the Green Mountains. Kollmer became tired during the hike and asked his friends to go ahead.
A short time later, hikers Alyssa Stankiewicz and Jacob Hurd-Burnell found the male unresponsive on the side of the trail about a mile from the summit. The hikers called 911 and initiated CPR. Brancatella and Carroll returned and assisted with CPR. All four continued CPR until Vermont State Police arrived on scene and pronounced Kollmer deceased.
Kollmer was transported off the mountain by several back country Rescue squads. He was transported to a medical examiner for an autopsy.
At this time, there is nothing suspicious with the male's death.