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.
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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.