Teen Lost For Hours On Attitash Mountain Safe and Sound

by Christian Mower on February 20, 2015

A Massachusetts Teen who was lost for several hours while Skiing on Attitash Mountain is safe. Yesterday morning around 10 am while out skiing with his family 17-year-old Jared DiNatale of Rowley, Massachusetts, ventured off of the Far Out trail and got lost. At around 2:30 he was able to send a text to his family before losing cell service telling them he was lost. His parents then immediately notified the Attitatsh Ski patrol who searched for the teen with no success. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Mountain Rescue Service and members of the Air Force Pararescue service responded then joined the search for him. DiNatale was found around 9:30 yesterday evening about ¾ of a mile uphill from the trail in the Stoney Brook drainage between Attitash Mountain and Bear Peak. Though he was suffering long-term exposure to the cold he was uninjured and reunited with family. President of Wildcat and Attitash Mountain Resort said “In cooperation with the New Hampshire Fish & Game, U.S. Forest Service, and Mountain Rescue Service, I can say that the Attitash Ski Patrol, Mountain Operations, and others here at Attitash provided every resource possible in the search and rescue effort and all of us are very happy that this young man was found safe and sound.” The NH Fish and Game wanted to remind people participating in outdoor activates to dress appropriately, carry necessary equipment, and remain consistent to a plan.