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Oct 13, 2016 7:59 AM

Hikers from Newmarket and Minnesota rescued from Mount Chocorua

ALBANY — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department responded to a call for help from two lost hikers on Mount Chocorua in the White Mountain National Forest Wednesday.

Nancy Bowley, 65, of Newmarket, and Julie Penshorn, of Lindstrom, MN, began hiking the Piper trail at about noon. Some hours later the women became lost and called 911 about 4 p.m.

Fish and Game found the women about 3 and-a-half miles from the trailhead parking area. Officials say they had no map, compass, flashlight or other essential equipment for the hike. Rescuers located the hikers about 7 p.m. and provided them with gear to complete the hike. Officials escorted them down the trail, arriving at the trail head at about 8:45 p.m.

Fish and Game emphasized all people recreating in the outdoors to dress appropriately, hike with a partner or group, and carry necessary equipment.

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