GREENFIELD –– A New Hampshire hiker reported lost in the Wapack National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 2 was located and guided to safety by local law enforcement and rescue personnel.
Michael Lindberg, 68, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, was reported missing at approximately 11:50 a.m.
The Bureau of Emergency Communications was able to provide Conservation Officers with Lindberg’s cell phone GPS coordinates, which were used to map his location between the Wapack Trail and Carolyn’s Trail, below the summit of North Pack Monadnock Mountain.
On scene, Conservation Officers were assisted by the Greenfield Fire Department, Greenfield Police Department, and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
A team, comprised of a Conservation Officer, a Deputy Sheriff, and the Greenfield Police Chief, began hiking towards Lindberg’s last known location from Mountain Road at approximately 1:10 p.m.
Maintaining contact with Lindberg via his fully charged cell phone, officers located him within 300 feet of his last known location at approximately 1:35 p.m. Lindberg was guided out of the woods and arrived back to Mountain Road at approximately 2:10 p.m.
Lindberg, who was not injured in the incident, was cleared by medical personnel from the Greenfield Fire Department.
He was prepared for a day’s hike in the Refuge and carried a valid 2023 Hike Safe Card.