• Officials rescue three lost hikers
    March 10,2014
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    Officials rescue

    three lost hikers

    SOMERSET Vermont State Police say three hikers were rescued Saturday night from the East Branch Trail in Somerset.

    The rescue efforts began after police received a 911 call at about 4 p.m. Saturday from a hiker who said she got separated from her three companions. She said the three had not made it back to their meeting point at the Somerset Reservoir.

    Police said the three lost hikers were all over the age of 70 and were not familiar with the densely wooded trail in the Green Mountain National Forest. Police added that the lost hikers did not have snowshoes and were also not equipped to be in the woods overnight.

    Rescuers from the Wilmington Fire Department and Deerfield Valley Rescue located the hikers at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and escorted them 2.5 miles down the trail, reaching the trailhead at about 10 p.m.

    The hikers were not injured.
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    MORE IN This Just In

    WEST HARTFORD — A teenager was killed and another person was critically injured when... Full Story

    One dead, one critical after train mishap
    Police in Rutland are looking for three people accused of taking about $1,000 worth of winter... Full Story

    Officials in two districts at the Rutland South Supervisory Union are proposing large cuts... Full Story

    More Articles