Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lost Hikers on Slide Mountain Have Been Found

SHANDAKEN -- Two men in their 50s who went hiking on Slide Mountain and became lost, were found safe and sound early Sunday morning, State Police reported Tuesday.

The two starting hiking around 8 a.m. on Saturday and were expected to return home around 5 p.m. When they didn't get to their homes in Hopewell Junction by late Saturday night, they were reported missing by the wife of one of the men.

State forest rangers and Shandaken Police were called in for assistance. Two teams of searchers followed trails through the rugged terrain before locating the men around 4:30 a.m., several miles off the trail for which they had signed up.

The men were cold, tired and had minor injuries from the hiking ordeal, but both refused medical attention.

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