Mass. State Police rescue lost hikers using infrared camera

Massachusetts State Police rescued two stranded hikers in Holyoke last week using an infrared camera.

On Wednesday, police received a report that two people hiking in Mount Tom State Reservation had gotten lost. Using K-9 units and a helicopter, police and Holyoke firefighters arrived at the scene and located the hikers using a forward looking infrared camera and cell phones.

Both of the hikers were found uninjured.

Watch the rescue below:

Lost Hikers Mt. Tom

On July 27th State Police Northampton was advised of 2 lost hikers in Mt Tom State Reservation in Holyoke. The subjects were not reported to be injured. Cruiser from the Northampton barracks responded along with K-9 Trooper Frechette and the Holyoke Fire Department. The Air Wing launched a helicopter from Plymouth, piloted by Trooper Mark Costa, and they arrived on scene and located the lost hikers through use of the FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) camera and cell phones. This video is taken from the FLIR on the Air Wing helicopter.

Posted by Massachusetts State Police on Saturday, July 30, 2016

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