NEW JERSEY FAMILY RESCUED NEAR MOUNT LAFAYETTE

by Christian Mower on August 16, 2012

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER SAYS A FAMILY OF THREE FROM NEW JERSEY WAS RESCUED TUESDAY NIGHT NEAR MOUNT LAFAYETTE AFTER BECOMING STRANDED AFTER DARK ON A MOUNTAIN TRAIL.

CAPT. JOHN WIMSATT SAYS 57-YEAR-OLD JED EINHORN, HIS 54-YEAR-OLD WIFE MIRIAM AND THEIR 31-YEAR-OLD SON CHAIM OF LAKEWOOD SET OUT FOR A DAY HIKE TUESDAY MORNING ON THE LAFAYETTE TRAIL HEAD, INTENDING TO HIKE A 9-MILE LOOP.

THEY CALLED 911 FOR HELP ABOUT 9 P.M. TUESDAY BECAUSE THE SMALL LIGHT THEY HAD WITH THEM WASN’T ENOUGH TO NAVIGATE THE TRAIL.

WIMSATT SAYS CONSERVATION OFFICERS REACHED THE FAMILY SHORTLY AFTER 11 P.M. TUESDAY, MORE THAN A MILE FROM THE OLD BRIDLE PATH TRAIL HEAD. THE OFFICERS ESCORTED THE FAMILY DOWN THE MOUNTAIN, REACHING THE TRAILHEAD ABOUT 12:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY.

WIMSATT SAYS THE GROUP WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE TRAIL BUT DIDN’T ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE THE HIKE.

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