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Lost skier found safe in deep woods near Jay Peak

January 11, 2019

JAY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say rescue crews found a skier missing for four hours safe deep in the woods.

Officials say 69-year-old Robert Staniforth, of Newport, was found Thursday evening by members of the Jay Peak Ski Patrol. The Caledonian-Record reports medical personnel evaluated Staniforth and found him in good health.

State police say Staniforth lost contact with his backwoods skiing group Thursday afternoon, who reported him missing.

State police were able to connect by mobile phone with Staniforth intermittently, but it was enough to provide GPS coordinates that aided rescuers to locate him.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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