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6 Hikers Safe in Two Separate Rescue Missions in Central Massachusetts

State police responded to Mid-State Trail in Princeton and a hiking trail in Sturbridge to look for the missing hikers

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    Six hikers are safe following two separate rescue missions in Central Massachusetts on Saturday. (Published Monday, Dec. 5, 2016)

    Six hikers are safe following two separate rescue missions in Central Massachusetts on Saturday.

    State police said they first received a 911 call from a missing hiker at 5 p.m. stating he was lost with his two children on the Mid-State Trail in Princeton.

    State Police patrols and K9 units, as well as a State Police Air Wing helicopter and air crew, responded to the search.

    The missing family was located at about 6:30 p.m. after the family was able to direct search crews to their location. Authorities said all three were in good condition and did not require medical assistance.

    At about 8 p.m., Sturbridge Police received a call to search for three missing people believed to have been hiking on a trail off Stallion Hill Road. The adult and two teenagers were missing somewhere in the trail network, south of Old Sturbridge Village.

    A State Police Air Wing helicopter and flight crew assisted in the search as well as a K9 crew. At about 10:20 p.m., the flight crew was able to locate the hikers who directed ground units to their location.

    All three were transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

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