Lost Skiers Keep Police, Rescue Teams Busy

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Police and search and rescue teams have been busy locating lost skiers this week.

Vermont State Police say three skiers had to be guided off Mount Mansfield with police sirens after they skied out of bounds from the Stowe ski resort.

Police say the three skiers from Rhode Island became lost Sunday while attempting to find the out-of-bounds back country area know as Hell Brook.

Police say the skiers were located at 9 p.m. in Underhill.

A New Jersey man spent the night in the woods at Killington before being located yesterday morning, cold, but otherwise uninjured. Police also say three other lost skiers were found Monday morning at Pico.

And last night, Stowe Hazardous Terrain Team and Colchester Technical Rescue were called to an incident where two skiers were separated and one lost while backcountry skiing on Camel’s Hump.

A National Guard helicopter was called in to help find a 23-year-old woman.

Her companion made it to a house in Duxbury after the two separated to take different routes down the mountain.

The woman was found at 1 a.m., and was able to walk out of the woods.

But she was transported to the hospital as a precaution because she had spent several hours in subzero temperatures.

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