3 lost hikers aided in Flume Gorge trail system

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says conservation officers have come to the aid of two adults and an 11-year-old who got lost hiking in the Flume Gorge trail system.

Officers say the three left the Flume Gorge visitor's center at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. They ended up on the Flume Slide Trail but lost it at about 3 p.m. They tried to find their way down until they were able to call 911 at 6:20 p.m.

Officers spoke with the hikers by phone and tried to direct them back to the trail. They eventually found them at about 9:45 p.m. not far from a rain shelter. The hikers were very cold but uninjured.

The adult hikers were identified as Adam Bull, 34, and Dawna Jones, 36, both from Manchester.

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