rescues http://nhpr.org en House Backs 'Hike Safe' Cards To Cover Costs Of Potential Rescues http://nhpr.org/post/house-backs-hike-safe-cards-cover-costs-potential-rescues <p>New Hampshire's House has given its preliminary OK to giving negligent hikers a chance to buy a hike safe card that forgives rescue expenses they'd otherwise owe the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Under current law the Fish and Game Department can seek reimbursement for its rescue costs if a person acts negligently and then needs rescuing.&nbsp; Those costs can run from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:07:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 41750 at http://nhpr.org New Jersey Family Rescued In White Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/new-jersey-family-rescued-white-mountains <p>A New Jersey family was rescued from the White Mountains early Wednesday morning, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>The couple and their 31-year-old son called 911 for help about 9 p.m. after they found their small light wasn&rsquo;t enough to safely follow the Old Bridle Path Trail, said Lt. James Kneeland.</p><p>Conservation officers reached the family about 11:15 and had them off the mountain just after midnight.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:52:52 +0000 Chris Jensen 10918 at http://nhpr.org Two Credited With Saving Lives of Four Massachusetts Hikers http://nhpr.org/post/two-credited-saving-lives-four-massachusetts-hikers <p>A&nbsp;Fish and&nbsp;Game official says&nbsp;four ill-equipped hikers&nbsp;from Massachusetts probably&nbsp;would have died&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;on the Franconia Ridge had two Connecticut men not happened along.&nbsp;&nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen has the story.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Brian Croce and a companion were working their way along the Franconia Ridge in blustery, frigid conditions Sunday afternoon.</p><p>Then they saw four people - three men and a woman -&nbsp;huddled together behind a rock.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:33:46 +0000 Chris Jensen 2132 at http://nhpr.org Rescued Man Was Mostly Worried About Rescuers http://nhpr.org/post/rescued-man-was-mostly-worried-about-rescuers <p>While he was hunkered down in his sleeping bag waiting to be rescued from just below the Franconia Ridge a man from Maine says he was no longer worried about himself, but about the Fish and&nbsp;Game officers headed his way in the dark, poor visibility and high winds.</p><p>&ldquo;You feel kind of horrible putting other people in that situation,&rdquo; said Evan Embrey, 24, of Buxton, Maine.</p><p>Embrey told NHPR he was hiking on the ridge between Mt. Lafayette and Little Haystack Mountain when winds picked up,</p> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 17:06:26 +0000 Chris Jensen 1701 at http://nhpr.org Rescued Man Was Mostly Worried About Rescuers In Daring Raid, Navy SEALs Free 2 Aid Workers From Somali Kidnappers http://nhpr.org/post/daring-raid-navy-seals-free-2-aid-workers-somali-pirates In a daring raid reminiscent of the kind used to kill Osama bin Laden, U.S. Navy SEALs swooped into Somalia Wednesday morning and rescued two aid workers, who had been held by pirates for months.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/world/africa/us-raid-frees-2-hostages-from-somali-pirates.html?hp"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a> the soldiers came in by helicopter and engaged in a firefight that killed nine pirates. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:04:00 +0000 1531 at http://nhpr.org In Daring Raid, Navy SEALs Free 2 Aid Workers From Somali Kidnappers