August 12, 2013

Inaccurate cellphone GPS complicated N.H. search

Conservation officers eventually found the two lost hikers shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Associated Press

KEENE, N.H. — New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers say inaccurate GPS coordinates from a cellphone complicated search efforts for three Massachusetts men who got lost on a Mount Monadnock trail.

The men called 911 to say they became lost while descending the mountain at about 6 p.m. Sunday. They tried to provide their location using their cellphone.

Conservation officers eventually found the men shortly after 8 p.m., not far from the Marlboro Trail in the vicinity of Shaker Farm Road in Jaffrey.

The men were uninjured. They were 20-year-old Max Stoff, 20-year-old Benjamin Adams-Keane, and 19-year-old James Rose, all of Arlington, Mass.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)