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3 College Students Rescued on Mountain

One of them started suffering from hypothermia



    3 College Students Rescued on Mountain
    FILE - AP
    This Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo shows Mount Adams in New Hampshire from the east. The 5,798-foot high mountain is the second highest peak in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Three University of Massachusetts-Amherst students hiking a New Hampshire mountain have been rescued after one started suffering from hypothermia with temperatures in the teens and strong winds.

    State Fish and Game officers received a 911 call at about 6 p.m. Tuesday that the hikers were at Mount Wonalancet in the Sandwich Range Wilderness Area. One of them, 20-year-old Matthew Johnson of Sandwich, Massachusetts, was unable to continue; his companions put him in a sleeping back and tent and called for assistance.

    Four officers and 11 volunteers hiked the 3.5 miles through rugged terrain and deep snowpack, reaching the hikers at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. They were eventually able to hike out to the trailhead. The rescue concluded at about 5 a.m. and no injuries were reported.

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