How 2 Hikers Were Rescued On New York's Algonquin Mountain05:36
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New York State Police helicopter prepares to hoist up one of the lost hikers. (Courtesy NYS DEC Forest Rangers)
New York State Police helicopter prepares to hoist up one of the lost hikers. (Courtesy NYS DEC Forest Rangers)
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Two young hikers in New York state will be home for Christmas this year, but it was a near thing — they went missing last week in the snowy Adirondack Mountains, and spent two perilous nights lost in the bitter cold.

Brian Mann (@BrianMannADK) from Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio has the story of the amazing rescue that brought them home.

Here's a video and more photos from the rescue:

Searchers faced nearly impossible terrain breaking trail through krumholz near the top of Algonquin. (Courtesy NYS DEC)
Searchers faced nearly impossible terrain breaking trail through krumholz near the top of Algonquin. (Courtesy NYS DEC)
Blake Alois wrapped in a warming blanket. (Courtesy NYS DEC Forest Rangers)
Blake Alois wrapped in a warming blanket. (Courtesy NYS DEC Forest Rangers)

This segment aired on December 19, 2016.

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