BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) – A hiker who died near the summit of Quandary Peak in central Colorado was 48-year-old Mostafa Salehi of Boulder.

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson said Tuesday that Salehi collapsed and went into cardiac arrest Sunday while hiking with a friend. Authorities say he had a history of medical issues and his death was consistent with a heart attack.

Richardson says Salehi was a contract employee at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder. He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Officials say Salehi was at about 13,800 feet in elevation when he collapsed. They say his friend began CPR and three Air Force cadets in the area helped.

An air ambulance and Summit County rescue volunteers responded.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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