More lost skiers at Killington Mountain are leaving state police frustrated and draining resources.
State police got a 911 call at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from two skiers who had intentionally skied off the main trails and were now lost.
Trevor Smith and Christopher Feehan, both 21, of New Jersey, had become separated from each other, and Smith said he was not doing well. State police tracked them down with GPS, but during the process Smith began experiencing serious fatigue, became incoherent and passed out.
Killington ski patrol sent four people out and brought the two skiers out at around 10 p.m. Both were checked out medically and released.
State police said in a statement:
"This year has seen an unacceptable amount of skiers, primarily at Killington Mountain, intentionally leaving the marked trails and eventually having to call for assistance to get out of the woods. This places a large drain on State Police uniform and dispatch resources and the State Police will be looking to work with Killington Mountain in an effort to curtail these reckless and poorly thought out acts by skiers who are not physically/mentally prepared to deal with the harsh Vermont winter conditions they face upon getting lost."
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