(AP) – Four New Hampshire teens found this weekend after getting lost on a hiking trip may have to pay for their rescue.
The four 19-year-olds were found on Sunday after wandering off the trail coming down Saddleback Mountain. New Hampshire Fish and Game say Justin Goodman of Epsom, Tim McConnell of Northwood, Benjamin Waniski of Deerfield, and Patricia Reynolds of Epsom could be billed for the rescue because they embarked on the hike woefully unprepared.
They had no water, maps or compass, and despite the cold weather, three were not wearing coats. After losing the trail, the teens ended up in a swamp. After their flashlight died, they called 9-11 around 2:30 a.m.
Rescuers found the hikers about a mile from the nearest road and walked them out of the woods around 6 a.m.