Searchers were able to find a lost hiker and help him return to his car Oct. 18 in the Green Mountain National Forest's White Rocks Recreation Area in Wallingford, Vt.
Ravinder Grewal, 54, of El Cerrito, Calif., called 911 on a cell phone as light faded late in the day and he realized he was lost off trail.
Vermont State Troopers, including a police dog, and a volunteer hiked into the area, and within in an hour, located Grewal. He was not injured and they escorted him out of the forest to his vehicle.
Authorities recognized Wallingford resident Zachary Maniery who volunteered to help troopers. Vermont State Police said Maniery's knowledge of the area significantly reduced the time it took to locate Grewal
Police also reminded hikers to be prepared when they enter the woods. Hikers should carry food, water, first-aid supplies, a light source and be familiar with the area before venturing into a remote area.
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