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Officers help lost mother and son

GREENFIELD — A Rhode Island mother and her toddler were rescued off of North Pack Monadnock in Greenfield on Wednesday after they got lost.

Carrie Readey, 30, of Cranston, R.I., was hiking the Cliff Trail with her 2-year-old son and their two dogs, when they became lost at about 5 p.m. as darkness fell. Readey had started her hike from Ted’s Trail Head on Mountain Road, and had lost the trail near the intersection of the Cliff Trail. As it got dark and the temperature dropped, she made the decision to call 911, according to a press release issued by the N.H. Fish and Game Department on Thursday.

Readey informed 911 dispatchers that she had lost the trail and that she and her son were beginning to get cold. Fish and Game conservation officers were sent out to locate the mother and son, and to assist them off the mountain.

Dispatchers were able to provide GPS coordinates to conservation officers, which expedited the search, according to the press release. Officers Todd Szewczyk and Eric Hannett located the pair, about two and a half hours after Readey called 911, at 7:32 p.m.

Neither Readey nor her son were injured .

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter at @AshleySaari.

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