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Rescue teams search for missing Appalachian Trail hiker

July 25, 2019

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police troopers and rescue crews are searching for a 15-year-old Montreal boy who disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Killington.

Police say friends of Shmuel Rabinowitz reported him missing about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

He had been hiking with a large group of friends near the Cooper Lodge in Killington. His last reported contact with his friends was at about 7:30 p.m.

Search crews, including New England K-9 Search and Rescue and the Vermont National Guard, have been working along hiking trails and corridors near Rabinowitz’s last contact with his friends.


This story has been corrected to show the spelling of the first name of the hiker is Shmuel not Shamuel.

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