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November 20, 2016

FINAL UPDATE - HOLLAND MISSING HUNTER FOUND SAFE

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

HOLLAND MISSING HUNTER FOUND SAFE

 

Case # 16B204387

 

At approximately 1300 hours Sunday November 20th, searchers with Border Patrol located John “Jack” Chapman in a very remote area of Norton, Vermont.  After 4 days of searching teams aided by a US Border Patrol Agent located Mr. Chapman walking in a clearing approximately 1 mile south of the Canadian border. Mr. Chapman was last seen on Hurricane Brooke RD by other hunters over 3 miles south of this location in the late afternoon on Wednesday, November 16th . Mr. Chapman lost his bearings on Wednesday and was attempting to make his way back to camp on Holland Pond. Mr. Chapman was transported by Lyndon Rescue and is expected to be released to his family members after being seen at North Country Hospital in Newport, Vermont.

 

Vermont State Police was assisted by Vermont Fish and Wildlife, US Border Patrol, New England K9, Vermont KSAR, Rescue Inc., Upper Valley Wilderness Rescue and several local volunteers.

 

State Police would like to extend a thank you to ALL who helped with this search. 

 

Lieutenant Matthew Nally

Middlesex Station Commander

Search & Rescue Team Leader

 

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On November 16th , at approximately 2200 hours, the Vermont State Police Derby barracks was notified of an overdue hunter on South Shore Road in Holland, Vermont.  VSP troopers immediately began attempts to locate John “Jack” Chapman, age 72, from Brattleboro, VT.  The Vermont State Police Search and Rescue, New England K9, Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team, Vermont KSAR, Rescue Inc., Vermont Fish and Wildlife game wardens and US Border Patrol began searching the area of Holland Pond the morning of November 17th.  The search is ongoing at this time.  Efforts to locate Mr. Chapman are expected to continue over the weekend if he is not located today. 

 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Derby State Police barracks at 802-334-8881.

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277

802-279-4554

Scott.Waterman@vermont.gov