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    I was in IME this weekend when a call came in for a rescue on Lafayette.

    http://www.unionleader.com/article.a...9-1b7e9ba122af

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    We were on Osceola and could hear the helicopter. Glad it turned out ok.

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    How lost could the guy have been if they plucked him off Lafayette?
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    I am understanding this right. He was friends with hikers from last week and got lost on the same trail????
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    That's right, he was friends with the two who were rescued last week. I wonder what he was trying to prove?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnellyvj
    I am understanding this right. He was friends with hikers from last week and got lost on the same trail????
    I think you read it incorrectly. The sentence is not well written.

    I think it meant that Fredericksen and Osborne were friends. Not that Davis was friends with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    I think you read it incorrectly. The sentence is not well written.

    I think it meant that Fredericksen and Osborne were friends. Not that Davis was friends with them.
    After reading it again I see what you mean. It could be taken either way but I would say your on target.
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    According to the story he had done the loop 8 times, once before in winter. There was a squall. This shows how easy it is to get disoriented in whiteout conditions. I think the way the story is written it is misleading. I don't believe he knew the others.

    "Davis had planned to follow the same 9-mile loop that friends Laurence Frederickson of South Sutton and James Osborne of Manchester took on what was supposed to be a day hike last Sunday."

    I think they just mean that Fredrickson and Osborne were friends.

    As usual, I see Bill beat me to this. Bill, you should be scared. We think too much alike!

    They said on WMUR that they lowered the rescuer into chest deep snow. Davis was dragging himself from tree to tree across the top of the snow. He was barefoot. No explanation. I can only guess. There is no running water up that high on that ridge this time of year, so I doubt they got soaked. Supposedly he was doing an over night, they could have blown away or frozen and he couldn't get them back on. I doubt he lost them in a spruce trap. It's possible he was in the stages of hypothermia where he was losing his mind and his feet felt hot. All speculation on my part.

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    I'm surprised the media isn't getting a hold of the chopper rescue videos. I guarantee its taped and it technically has to be released to the public if somebody asks.
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    There is some video here. Nothing too revealing, though.

    http://www.wmur.com/news/15327379/detail.html

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