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Mass. Woman Rescued Hours After NH Snowmobile Mishap

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PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) — Two women who walked for hours in the dark after their snowmobiles got stuck in snow have been rescued in northern New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Fish and Game says 51-year-old Joanne Cilley of Pittsburg and 47-year-old Tatiana Diamond of Millbury, Mass., had planned to take a short ride around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Pittsburg but got stuck after leaving a maintained trail. They walked for several hours before they were in range of a cell tower in Quebec and were able to make a brief 911 call.

Fish and Game used data from the call to estimate the women’s location and find them shortly after midnight, exhausted and thirsty but otherwise unharmed.

Officials say the incident highlights the importance of never riding alone and of letting others know your itinerary.

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