After a successful search for missing special needs hiker Matthew Weinstein 23 of Mill River MA on Monday, Sgt. Brian J. Suttmeier of NH Fish and Game cautions hikers to follow a few simple rules.
The days are shorter this time of year.
- Plan ahead and bring a flashlight just in case you are caught out after dark.
- Look at the weather forecast. If impending bad weather is predicted dress accordingly or perhaps reconsider your plans.
- Stay together. Many of our searches are a result of hikers not staying with the group or adults not watching the children. This is also true for caregivers of the elderly or a person with special needs.
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