2 hikers rescued in Adirondacks

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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— State forest rangers say they had to rescue two men who started a nearly 40-mile hike in the Adirondack High Peaks while improperly clothed for the below-freezing conditions and carrying only two bagels and one canteen of water.

Rangers tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that 22-year-old Stephen Hine of Philadelphia and 26-year-old Kyle Austin of Syracuse set out at 1 a.m. Sunday from Long Lake in Hamilton County, intending to hike a 38-mile trail to Lake Placid.

The wife of one of the men called authorities late Sunday night to report they were overdue. Rangers found the men around 12:30 p.m. Monday off the trail in southeastern Franklin county.

Rangers say both men had low body core temperatures. They were treated at a hospital and released.

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January 30, 2013
12:53 p.m.
cidbil says...

Two bagels and a canteen of water for a 38 mile hike through the wilderness?
Daniel Boone would be proud of these two morons.

January 30, 2013
1:31 p.m.
safny says...

They should reimburse the taxpayers for this. Did they at least have cream cheese on the bagels???

January 30, 2013
3:50 p.m.
biwemple says...

Darwin got cheated again...

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