Apr 19, 2016 6:24 PM

Massachusetts teens lost near Mt. Osceola, led to safety by NH Fish and Game officers


Two Massachusetts teens who became lost while hiking were rescued near Mt. Osceola Monday.

New Hampshire Fish and Game reported that 16-year-old Richard Huiskamp and 17-year-old Lucy Zhou, both from Mansfield, Mass., were hiking on the Osceola Trail on Mt. Osceola in Livermore when they went off the trail and could not find their way back to it.

The two hikers had intended to summit Mt. Osceola but had to turn back before reaching their destination because they encountered icy trail conditions for which they were not prepared.

On their descent they somehow got off the trail and could not find their way back. They decided to call 911 for help. The 911 operator was able to obtain GPS coordinates from where the call was made.

The information was relayed to Fish and Game Officers about 4:30 p.m. They were able to speak with the hikers by telephone and get a description of what they had done and where they thought they might be.

With this information and with the GPS coordinates provided by the 911 operator, the officers were able to locate the hikers at about 6:30 pm.
Fish and Game officers assisted the hikers out of the woods to the nearest road where they were then transported back to their vehicle.

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