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January 5, 2010

Missing Hiker Rescued on Mount Moosilauke

CONCORD, N.H. – Missing hiker Patricia Dewey, age 50, of Thetford, Vermont, was rescued Monday night (January 4, 2010) by New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers on Mount Moosilauke in Benton, N.H.

Dewey had been snowshoeing alone when she broke a snowshoe.  She was carrying and activated a Personal Locator Beacon, which sends a signal via satellite.  This provided rescuers with a GPS coordinate of her location, allowing rescuers to know exactly where to find her, about a mile and half in from the trailhead.  “It’s lucky she had the beacon, because there is no cell phone coverage in that area,” said Sgt. Brian Suttmeier of Fish and Game.  Fish and Game was notified of Dewey’s emergency call about 6:30 p.m. and she was brought out to safety about 8:30 p.m.

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