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Fish and Game warns of deep snow in the mountains after a pair of rescues

Wire and staff reports
Published: 5/13/2019 10:28:05 AM

Dartmouth College says a student has been found alive after he went missing during a weekend hike.

A college spokeswoman said 21-year-old Arun Anand, of Collegeville, Pa., was found by searchers Monday morning. His condition wasn’t immediately known.

New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department was notified about 8 p.m. Saturday that Anand failed to show up at a lodge following a college-sponsored hike at Mount Moosilauke.

About 50 people searched the area where Anand was last seen. Two helicopters were used.

Separately, rescuers came to the aid of two other hikers Sunday who were stranded overnight near Mount Isolation.

Kyle Wallace, 26, of Newbury and Kenneth Barker, 27, of Contoocook planned an ambitious day hike but were hindered by high winds and snow.

“After a full day of attempting to navigate remote trails ravaged by weather and still mostly buried in snow, the two became disoriented and pinned down by high winds along the Mt. Isolation trail,” Fish and Game officials said.

The pair made it to a series of cross country ski trails and spoke to rescuers who directed them to the Rocky Branch trailhead in Jackson. The pair made it out of the woods about 4:40 p.m.

The department said snow is still as deep as 6 feet between 2,500 feet and 4,500 feet of elevation, and many hikers have recently been finding themselves lost off trail.

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