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7:42 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Brown students rescued in White Mountains

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Three Brown University students are OK after getting lost in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

The three Brown students got lost Sunday night when they broke off from a larger group to explore a trail. They thought the trail would be well marked but it wasn't and they lost their way.

Volunteers found them a few hours after they called 9-1-1 for help. New Hampshire fish and game Major Kevin Jordan says they may be charged a fee for the search.

"I've seen them as low as $1,500 to $2,000 and I've seen them as high as $20,000 depending on the amount of rescue," Jordan says. "This one would be fairly inexpensive because we're talking about manpower."

Fees are based on a hiker's negligence or recklessness. Police say the Brown University students had no emergency equipment or food and were under-dressed for cold weather.

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