James Kneeland http://nhpr.org en Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail http://nhpr.org/post/hiker-found-dead-appalachian-trail <p>A 54-year-old North Carolina man was found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Warren Monday morning.</p><p>Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game says two hikers found the man’s body.</p><p>“Early this morning we received a report of a hiker that was not responsive in his tent up here on the Appalachian Trail in Glencliff.”</p><p>Kneeland said the hikers were apparently worried when they didn’t see any activity and looked inside the tent.</p><p>Officials from the state police, U.S. Forest Service and Fish and Game responded.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:36:13 +0000 Chris Jensen 32153 at http://nhpr.org Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail 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 Calls For Help In The White Mountains: Two Happy Endings http://nhpr.org/post/two-calls-help-white-mountains-two-happy-endings <p>Fish and Game responded to two calls for help over the weekend in The White Mountains, one involving a five-year-old who fell and hit his head and the other a woman suffering a sudden illness.</p><p>Both, however, turned out to be minor problems.</p><p>The first call was Saturday for a 36-year-old woman from Hawaii who was reported to be seriously ill on the Franconia Ridge Trail, according to a release from Lt. James Kneeland.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 01:25:34 +0000 Chris Jensen 8355 at http://nhpr.org Four Kids, Two Adults Using Cell Phone For Light Rescued http://nhpr.org/post/four-kids-two-adults-using-cell-phone-light-rescued <p>Two adults and four small children were rescued Friday night in the White Mountains after they became lost and were trying to light the trail with a cell phone, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>Lt. James Kneeland said about 9:15 p.m. Fish and Game was notified that the group has used a cell phone to call&nbsp;for help.</p><p>The group was composed of Josie Rogers and&nbsp;her husband,&nbsp;Christopher Kangas,&nbsp;of St. Johnsbury, Vt.&nbsp; They were with&nbsp;their four&nbsp;children, ages eight, six, five and two.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 19:36:35 +0000 Chris Jensen 6067 at http://nhpr.org Three Hikers - And A Big Dog - Rescued By Fish and Game http://nhpr.org/post/three-hikers-and-big-dog-rescued-fish-and-game <div><p>New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say they had to rescue three hikers and a dog over the weekend.&nbsp; The hikers ran into trouble on Little Haystack Mountain in Grafton County.&nbsp; NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen has more.</p></div><p>(Jensen) A 29-year-old Manchester man used his cell phone late Saturday to call for help after it got dark before he could finish hiking down from Little Haystack Mountain.</p><p>And he lacked a flashlight.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 15:15:55 +0000 Chris Jensen 4738 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