Father, son, rescued from Mt. Washington after losing way in storm

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CONCORD, NH — On July 1 New Hampshire Fish and Game received a call from 911 regarding a lost father and son at the top of the Jewell Trail on Mount Washington. The men identified as Ronald Proulx, 52, of Epsom, and Corey Proulx, 25, of Manchester, , had planned on making a two-day hike from the Appalachia Trailhead in Randolph summiting multiple peaks, finishing on Mt. Washington and descending to their vehicle parked at the Ammonoosuc Ravine trailhead.

As a storm moved in late Friday, the pair became disoriented and lost and had set up a tent for shelter to spend the night above treeline. Prepared to last the night, the duo were to make contact with New Hampshire Fish and Game first thing in the morning. At approximately 10 AM Corey Proulx had summited the mountain and requested help from the Mt. Washington State Park staff, who made the subsequent call to Fish and Game. Ronald Proulx, unable to summit at the time, suffering from mild hypothermia, had stayed behind in the tent, waiting for assistance. Fish and Game officers responded to the summit of Mt. Washington, hiking down to Ronald, warming him up and assisting him in hiking the 1 ¼ mile back to the awaiting vehicles at the Mt. Washington Auto Road.

The father and son were transported back to their awaiting vehicle at the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead.

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