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Skiing at Killington. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertlaurente/79704493/">Robert Laurente</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Skiing at Killington. Photo: Robert Laurente, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Lost skiers found near Killington resort

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Two New Jersey skiers are safe after they got lost when skiing out-of-bounds at Vermont's Killington ski resort.

State Police say Jack Cole and Jack Kiess, of Glenn Rock, N.J., called 911 for help at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday to say they had become lost.

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The Killington ski patrol helped the two men hike out. They reached Brewer's Corners in Mendon at about 2:30 p.m.

Last year there were 15 separate incidents at Killington in which 49 people got lost and had to be rescued.

This year Killington opened a new natural area within the boundaries of the resort in hopes people seeking back country skiing could find it within the boundaries of the resort.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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