Officers use GPS to help locate lost 86-year-old hiker

May 01. 2017 8:04PM

PETERBOROUGH — An 86-year-old hiker was rescued after he called 911 so conservation officers could use global-positioning coordinates to pinpoint his location, New Hampshire Fish and Game Officers said Monday.

The hiker, Peterborough resident David Bumgardner, assisted in his rescue by immediately calling for help shortly before noon and remaining in one place, officials said.

Bumgardner had been hiking on trails near Powersbridge Road when to left the trail, became lost and called his son-in-law, asking for directions to the nearest road. Michael Quinlan notified authorities, and conservation officers used GPS to located Bumgardner.

Conservation officers walked him to Upland Farm Road, where he met family.

OutdoorsPublic SafetyPeterborough

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