search and rescue http://nhpr.org en Runaway Teen Found Near Jefferson After Five-Hour Search http://nhpr.org/post/runaway-teen-found-near-jefferson-after-five-hour-search <p>Rescuers found a missing teenager in the woods near Jefferson just before midnight Monday, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matthew </span>Darr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who is 19 and has autism, had been staying at the Easter Seals Intensive Residential Treatment Facility in Lancaster.&nbsp; But about 6:30 pm he ran away from his caregivers when their van stopped near a rest stop on Route 115.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:28:49 +0000 Chris Jensen 51494 at http://nhpr.org After Rescue, Officials Warn It Is Still Winter In The Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/after-rescue-officials-warn-it-still-winter-mountains <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following the rescue of a 75-year-old man from Bond Cliff in The White Mountains safety officials are warning that while it is beginning to look like spring around the state it can still be winter in the mountains.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man, David Humphrey of Falmouth, had had planned to cover 21 miles from the Crawford Notch to the Lincoln Woods trail on Sunday.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:14:56 +0000 Chris Jensen 48001 at http://nhpr.org Stranded Snowmobilers Rescued In North Country http://nhpr.org/post/stranded-snowmobilers-rescued-north-country <p>Two snowmobilers were rescued early Sunday morning in the North Country after their machines bogged down in deep snow, leaving them stranded, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>A 911 cellular call asking for help came about 10:30 Saturday night, said Conservation Office Chris Egan.</p><p>The callers couldn’t be reached in a return call, but it appeared the call came from an area near Pittsburg. Groomers from local clubs were notified and Egan headed to the area on his snowmobile.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:46:51 +0000 Chris Jensen 45484 at http://nhpr.org Michigan Hiker Charged $9,300 For Franconia Ridge Rescue http://nhpr.org/post/michigan-hiker-charged-9300-franconia-ridge-rescue <p>While the legislature considers whether to allow a $25 hiker’s card that would eliminate any chance of being charged for a rescue, a Michigan man is fighting a $9,300 bill for the help he got in 2012.</p><p>Earlier this month a judge in District Court in Concord <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/201401/Bacon_--_Court%27s_Order.pdf">decided</a> Edward Bacon of Northville, Michigan was negligent. That meant he should reimburse New Hampshire Fish and Game for the cost of his rescue from the Franconia Ridge.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:52:33 +0000 Chris Jensen 42661 at http://nhpr.org Mount Washington Rescue: Hunkering Down Among The Rocks, Spooning And Hoping http://nhpr.org/post/mount-washington-rescue-hunkering-down-among-rocks-spooning-and-hoping <p></p><p>Amid high winds and blowing snow, four people were rescued from above the treeline on Mount Washington before dawn Monday. But one rescuer said the group was lucky to&nbsp;get out a call for&nbsp;help.</p><p>"I think it would have been a bad outcome if they weren’t able to get the rescue call out,” Craig Taylor, a volunteer with the Mountain Rescue Service, told NHPR.</p><p>“Temperatures were expected to go below zero, winds were expected to ramp up to the triple digits that night. So, the forecast was really grim.”</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:48:56 +0000 Chris Jensen 42139 at http://nhpr.org Ice Climber On Mount Washington: Lost And Found http://nhpr.org/post/ice-climber-mount-washington-lost-and-found <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Searchers spent hours on Mount Washington Saturday night looking for - and locating - a lost ice climber, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>The call for help came about 5:30 pm from Ms. Dale Edwards, 32, of the Bronx in New York, who was climbing with two companions in the back country of the Ammonoosuc Ravine, according to Conservation Officer Matthew Holmes.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:06:39 +0000 Chris Jensen 42101 at http://nhpr.org Ice Climber On Mount Washington: Lost And Found White Mountains Rescue: A Signal Seeking Help, But What Kind? http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-rescue-signal-seeking-help-what-kind <p>Rescuers were in The White Mountains Saturday night after being alerted that somebody needed help. They just didn’t know who or why.</p><p>The alert came about&nbsp; 6:45 Saturday when&nbsp;New Hampshire Fish and Game got a call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center in Texas.</p><p>It had received a signal from a SPOTS&nbsp;emergency beacon that had been activated in King Ravine in Burbank’s Grant.</p><p>The signal indicated where help was needed but nothing else.</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:02:26 +0000 Chris Jensen 40595 at http://nhpr.org Lost In The Presidentials: Solo Hiker's Saga http://nhpr.org/post/lost-presidentials-solo-hikers-saga <p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;By early Sunday afternoon&nbsp;two&nbsp;members of the Fish and Game rescue party were still working their way through the tangled and challenging, Dry River drainage,&nbsp;trying to reach&nbsp;a road,&nbsp;said Lt. Wayne Saunders. </strong></p><p>A solo hiker missing in The Presidentials walked out on his own late Saturday afternoon after teams of rescuers and a helicopter spent a rugged day searching for him.</p><p>The search began on Saturday morning for Michael Niles 31 of Bradford Massachusetts.</p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 03:08:34 +0000 Chris Jensen 39345 at http://nhpr.org Search For Man Missing Along Baker River To Resume Monday Morning http://nhpr.org/post/search-man-missing-along-baker-river-resume-monday-morning <p>A search for a man reported missing along the Baker River in Plymouth will resume Monday morning, says Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>Michael Gatto, 51, of Thornton, was reported missing Saturday evening by a companion, with whom he had been camping along the banks of the river near the Plymouth High School.</p><p>The search Saturday night and Sunday included the waters and shorelines of the Baker and Pemigewasset Rivers.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:27:06 +0000 Chris Jensen 35006 at http://nhpr.org Ice Climber in North Country Falls http://nhpr.org/post/ice-climber-north-country-falls <p>A New Boston man fell Saturday while ice climbing in the Crawford Notch, according to news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>Eric Scoville, 55, fell about 2:30 p.m. while climbing on the Frankenstein Cliffs when he fell about 70 feet. He was climbing alone without ropes, Fish and Game reported.</p><p>Nearby climbers reached him, arranged a litter and carried him to the Arethusa Falls parking area where he was met by an ambulance.</p><p>He was then flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock where yesterday he was listed in critical but stable condition.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:57:02 +0000 Chris Jensen 23872 at http://nhpr.org Hiker Rescue Bill Gets Hearing http://nhpr.org/post/hiker-rescue-bill-gets-hearing <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters and opponents packed a committee room for the first hearing on a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/HB0256.html" target="_blank">bill </a>that would charge a fee to anyone needing a backcountry rescue.The proposed law would be the first of its kind in the nation.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:36 +0000 Todd Bookman 21134 at http://nhpr.org Volunteer Rescue Groups Oppose Charging All Hikers For Rescues http://nhpr.org/post/volunteer-rescue-groups-oppose-charging-all-hikers-rescues <p></p><p>House lawmakers will hear a bill&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp; that would make New Hampshire the first state to make people pay fees any time they are rescued by Fish and Game.</p><p>Backers of the proposal say they want to help Fish and Game recoup costs of expensive rescue operations.</p><p>But opponents, including the state’s volunteer search and rescue outlets, say this bill is a bad idea that could put people, and the state’s appeal to hikers at risk.</p><p>Hikers who were in trouble in the White Mountains, exhausted, climbing out a helicopter…</p><p>Explaining what went wrong….</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:34:19 +0000 Chris Jensen 21040 at http://nhpr.org Volunteer Rescue Groups Oppose Charging All Hikers For Rescues Search and Rescue: Literally A Heavy Burden http://nhpr.org/post/search-and-rescue-literally-heavy-burden <p>Typically winter hikers try to balance what they need with not turning themselves into recreational beasts of burden. But when searchers from New Hampshire Fish and Game head into the mountains they don&rsquo;t have the luxury of light&nbsp;weight.</p><p>They have to be ready for almost any contingency including uncooperative if not perverse weather.&nbsp; And, that translates into pounds.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:53:41 +0000 Chris Jensen 1927 at http://nhpr.org Search and Rescue: Literally A Heavy Burden