STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trp. Brittani
02/11/17 at 1750 hours
LOCATION: Camels Hump Mtn. Burrow's Trail
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Montpelier, VT
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT
On 02/11/17 at approx. 1750 hours, VSP Williston received a call from Bennett
LaFond, reporting he and Patrick Fry were snowboarding on Camels Hump (Burrow's
Trail) when they veered off the trail and became disoriented. LaFond
advised they could not find their way out and that they were not equipped for
hiking in the dark.
responded to both the Duxbury and Huntington sides of Camels Hump in an attempt
to make contact while the Vermont State Police Search & Rescue, Waterbury
Back Country Rescue and Huntington Fire Dept. Back Country Rescue teams were
activated. Teams later located the lost snowboarders on the Challenge Trail by
using GPS coordinates obtained from LaFond. At 0500 hours, search teams
along with LaFond and Fry exited the woods back at the trailhead. Neither
individual was injured or required medical attention.
Police continue to remind individuals to recreate within the limits of the
areas they know and to always carry enough/appropriate gear to sustain yourself
through inclement weather or scenarios such as this.
COURT ACTION: N
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