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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.  Go to full article
Colin Gillis
Colin Gillis

Police scale back search for Colin Gillis, investigation continues

CORRECTION: Police continue a limited search for 18 year old Colin Gillis today.

According to Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman David Winchell,
searchers took the day off Sunday at the request of the Gillis family, though DEC Forest Rangers did continue to assist State Police in their investigation.

Today DEC Forest Rangers are searching the water and shores of the Raquette River in kayaks, the Tupper Lake Dive Team is searching Piercefield Flow and a small group of family and friends are searching further along roadways in the area.

The college student vanished March 10 after attending a party in Tupper Lake.

On Saturday, volunteers combed a wooded area near Gull Pond. Dive teams from the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department and a State Police helicopter also joined the effort. State officials say more than a thousand people contributed to the effort.

Gillis was home for spring break when he disappeared. State police are still investigating events at the party Gillis attended the night he went missing.  Go to full article
Police are trying to fill in blanks surrounding the vanishing of 18 year old Colin Gillis (Photo provided)
Police are trying to fill in blanks surrounding the vanishing of 18 year old Colin Gillis (Photo provided)

State police probe events surrounding Collin Gillis's disappearance

More than 120 volunteers combed the woods and water near Tupper Lake again yesterday. They turned up no sign of 18 year old Colin Gillis.

The college student was home for spring break when he vanished early Sunday morning. After four full days of searching, state Forest Ranger Captain John Streiff says the search effort will be scaled back in the days ahead.

While field crews continue to search for clues that might lead to Colin Gillis's whereabouts, state police have also opened an investigation into what may have happened the night that he vanished.

As Brian Mann reports, police are interviewing people who attended a party that Gillis attended Saturday night.  Go to full article
Family of Colin Gillis appeals for public help and information (Photo:  Courtesy Kim Smith Dedam)
Family of Colin Gillis appeals for public help and information (Photo: Courtesy Kim Smith Dedam)

For Colin Gillis's family, a terrifying vigil as the search goes on

The search continues for Colin Gillis, the 18-year-old college student from Tupper Lake who vanished over the weekend while home on spring break.

State officials have brought in specially trained search and rescue crews, along with high-tech sonar equipment to scan the waterways around Piercefield.

Brian Mann was at search headquarters yesterday, where he spoke with the Gillis family about the search effort and their terrifying four-day vigil.  Go to full article
Patty Gillis appeals for information about her missing son Colin (Photo: courtesy Kim Smith Dedam)
Patty Gillis appeals for information about her missing son Colin (Photo: courtesy Kim Smith Dedam)

Family of missing Tupper Lake man Colin Gillis appeals for help

The family of 18 year old Colin Gillis has issued an urgent appeal yesterday for any informationthe public may have about their missing son.

Gillis, a pre-med college student from Tupper Lake, was last seen early Sunday morning. Hundreds of volunteers have canvassed an area near Piercefield.

Brian Mann was at search headquarters Wednesday afternoon and has our update.  Go to full article
Authorities say Young, age 44, liked to hike in the Adirondacks (Photo distributed by State Police)
Authorities say Young, age 44, liked to hike in the Adirondacks (Photo distributed by State Police)

Missing woman's body found near Inlet

Forest rangers in the Adirondacks have found the body of a Central New York woman who went missing last Friday. 44-year-old Kerry Young was found near the town of Inlet yesterday, following a two-day search that involved helicopters and more than fifty people. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Police, Forest Rangers find body of missing Lake Clear woman

An Adirondack woman missing since the weekend was found dead yesterday after an intensive search north of Saranac Lake. State police haven't yet disclosed the cause of death, or said whether the incident is being considered suspicious. Chris Morris has details.  Go to full article

Lake Colden Cabin: A Vital Tool for Search-and-Rescues

When state officials announced that a new cabin was being built on Lake Colden, in the High Peaks, the decision was controversial. That part of the Adirondacks is a designated "wilderness area". By law, that means human structures should be kept to a minimum. Supporters of the new cabin argued that it would be a vital tool for rangers and ski patrols who work in the back country. That claim was born out this winter. The Lake Colden outpost was used as a base of operations in two successful searches. Brian Mann visited Lake Colden in the fall, as construction was winding down. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Lost Hikers Describe Struggle to Survive Blizzard

Yesterday, a state police helicopter flew two Canadian hikers to a hospital in Saranac Lake. The men were lost in the High Peaks for four days. They faced a fierce winter storm and sub-zero temperatures. As Brian Mann reports, there were times when the hikers thought they wouldn't survive.  Go to full article

Search Ends: Canadian Hikers Found

Two Canadians missing on Mt. Marcy were found last night. 19-year-old Phillip Mousseau and 20-year-old Jean Richer turned up at the state's High Peaks outpost near Lake Colden. The men apparently followed a trail through deep snow that had been cleared by state forest rangers. The trail led them to the ranger's cabin at 7:30 in the evening--after four days lost in the mountains. Despite a two-day blizzard that shut down the North Country, the pair are described as in good condition. Both were hungry and dehydrated, with mild hypothermia, but there were no signs of frostbite or other injuries. The men spent last night at Lake Colden. At this hour (8 am) a helicopter is en route to fly them out of the mountains. Brian Mann visited the search headquarters late yesterday afternoon. He sends this report.  Go to full article

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