After hours of searching in Antrim, missing father and son reunite
Sept. 3 – ANTRIM – The NH Fish and Game Department on Friday organized an hour-long search at Bald Mountain for a lost boy and his father, who also got lost while searching for his son, according to a news release.
At around 1:50 p.m. that day, the NH Audubon Society reported that a caller said his 11-year-old son had gotten lost while hiking Bald Mountain, Fish and Game said in the statement released later. late at night. But due to poor cell service, the call kept dropping and officials couldn’t get more information.
A little later, conservation officials contacted Todd Grant of Philadelphia, who reported that he last saw his son around 1 p.m. near the junction of Tamposi Trail and Spur Trail, near the top of the mountain, the statement said.
Conservation officers began searching the trail system and quickly called other agencies and volunteers to help, according to the statement, which said the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, Antrim Police, Police of Hancock, NH State Police Air Unit Helicopter and K9 State Police assisted with the search.
Volunteers from the New England K9 Search and Rescue Team and the Wilderness Upper Valley Response Team also assisted, the statement said.
At around 6:30 p.m., the missing boy’s mother informed conservation officers that Grant had gotten lost while searching for his son and that his cell phone had died, the statement said. As first responders continued to search for the missing boy, a member of the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team was dispatched to search for Grant, the statement said.
At around 7 p.m., members of the response team, who had arrived at a command post, realized during a briefing that they had passed a boy matching the description walking on Willard Pond Road with a man, according to the statement. An Antrim Police officer responded to the area and located the missing boy and his father walking towards the command post, the statement said.
Grant had found his son as he got lost, the statement said, and the two were reunited with their families in the parking lot at the trailhead.
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