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May 28, 2015 5:55 PM

Family rescued after getting lost while hiking

The Associated Press

ROYALSTON, Mass. - A family of five from New Hampshire that went camping in northern Massachusetts got lost in the woods for hours and endured heavy rain and mosquito bites before being rescued.

No one was injured.

Officials in Royalston said the two parents and three children ages 3, 6 and 7 went camping Wednesday near Royalston Falls and got lost during an afternoon hike. Local emergency responders and state police found the family with the help of police dogs at about 4 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities said the family is from Fitzwilliam. Their names weren't released.

Police said family members weren't able to reach anyone on their cell phones, which eventually ran out of power. A relative who went to meet the family Wednesday evening and couldn't find them alerted authorities.


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