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Two Hikers Rescued on Mt. Lafayette

Via HikeNewEngland.com

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says two hikers who became separated from their groups in separate incidents had to be rescued on Mount Lafayette in the White Mountains.

A 36-year-old Barnstead woman was having trouble descending around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday while a 911 call came in that a group of five female teenagers from Quebec were missing. The temperatures were in the mid-40s with rain and wind.

Four of the teens made it to a hut but left a companion near the summit, who was having difficulty moving. Rescuers found the teen off trail, cold and tired around 11:20 p.m. and helped her to the hut, where she spent the night with the school group. They hiked out Sunday with adult chaperones. A conservation officer helped the other hiker, who arrived at trailhead around 12:45 a.m.

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