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5 lost hikers rescued in New Brunswick with assistance of search and rescue helicopter

Global News logo Global News 2019-05-19 Alexander Quon
Emergency Health Services, Welsford Volunteer Fire Department and New Brunswick RCMP assisted in the search. © Welsford Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook Emergency Health Services, Welsford Volunteer Fire Department and New Brunswick RCMP assisted in the search.

A group of five missing hikers in the area of Welsford, N.B., were located with the assistance of a search and rescue helicopter on Saturday.

New Brunswick RCMP, Emergency Health Services and members of the Welsford Volunteer Fire Department were the first to respond after receiving a call at approximately 5:30 p.m.

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Search and rescue teams were called in, and a Cormorant helicopter was deployed from Canadian Forces Base Greenwood in Nova Scotia by Joint Task Force Atlantic.

The helicopter was able to locate the group of five hikers in a wooded area approximately 26 kilometres north of Saint John.

The group was hoisted into the helicopter and then transported to EHS and RCMP crews.

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