CARRYING PLACE TOWNSHIP — The Maine Warden Service says a hiker has died after falling and hitting his head on the Appalachian Trail.

Officials said wardens were called today to an area of the trail in the rugged mountainous region of Carrying Place Township in northern Franklin County.

The Warden Service says the victim is apparently a man from New York but his name has not been released.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.