Vermont responders rescue 2 pairs of hikers; lost Pennsylvania couple spent 9 hours on trail

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BENNINGTON, Vermont — Emergency workers were called out to rescue two pairs of hikers lost on mountain trails.

In one rescue, a Pennsylvania couple took a wrong turn while hiking Wednesday. Troopers got a call "well after dark" from 41-year-old Andrew Wood, who was hiking with his wife and dog. Troopers Tom Stange and Chris Burnett hiked into the woods, used GPS mapping to locate the couple and got them back to their car safely. The rescue took about nine hours, including six hours spent hiking through the woods.

Bennington Police also helped on the rescue.

Troopers also got a call about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday from two people in the Green Mountain National Forest in Wallingford. The Wallingford and Mount Holly Fire Departments escorted 24-year-old Alex Holmes and 23-year-old Alexandra Bergeron out of the woods about three hours later.

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