PELHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Three hikers are home safe after they became stranded at the Quabbin Reservoir Monday night.
State Police Trooper David Procopio told 22News that the hikers, three men in their 30’s and 40’s, called 911 a little before 8:00 p.m. and told dispatchers they were too exhausted to make it out of the woods.
Police were able to pin down their location by tracing the cell phone signal from the 911 call. They determined the men were off of Route 202 in Pelham near Gate 12.
State Police, Amherst Fire Department and Pelham Police were called to that location. State Police also brought in a K9 unit and dispatched an air wing unit.
Around 8:05 p.m., one of the hikers emerged from the woods and met up with Pelham Police. That hiker was able to tell rescuers where they could find the other two. Fire fighters went in with blankets and brought the two men out on snow mobiles.
One of the hikers was taken to the hospital for an evaluation, but all three left the woods, exhausted, but without injury.