A New Jersey family was rescued from the White Mountains early Wednesday morning, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.
The couple and their 31-year-old son called 911 for help about 9 p.m. after they found their small light wasn’t enough to safely follow the Old Bridle Path Trail, said Lt. James Kneeland.
Conservation officers reached the family about 11:15 and had them off the mountain just after midnight.
Kneeland said the family didn’t allow enough time to follow the trail and failed to have proper equipment to cope with the unexpected.
Fish and Game often responds to help hikers who don't carry flashlights and find themselves still on the trail after dark.