Vermont State Police meet with fire officials Sunday to discuss proposed changes to search and rescue missions.
Republican State Senator Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) recently proposed a bill that would relieve police of primary responsibility for backcountry rescue operations.
The early January death of lost hiker Levi Duclos prompted the measure. The Green Mountain State is one of only five nationwide that requires state officers to find and rescue lost outdoors men and women.
A legislative committee will consider a range of alternatives including the use of firefighters, game wardens and volunteers.
Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-03-12 15:09:08 GMT
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