3 Mass. men got lost skiing in Vermont and were rescued by police

The trio, from Uxbridge, became lost after they skied out of bounds at Killington Mountain, officials said.

Three young men from Uxbridge, Massachusetts, were rescued by police in Vermont Saturday after they skied off marked trails at Killington Mountain and became lost, authorities said.

Vermont State Police helped Benjamin Landry, 17, Matthew Fonseca, 22, and Ryan Loach, 19, find their way out of the woods after receiving a call from Landry around 3:30 p.m. stating that the group skied out of bounds and was lost, officials said in a statement.

The temperature was a frigid 11 degrees.

Troopers responded to the area of Wheelerville Road in Mendon, which police say “is the usual spot for lost skiers to return after they ski off the marked trails from the top of Killington.”

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“Troopers were assisted by the Killington Ski Patrol, who helped the trio navigate their way out of the woods,” authorities said.

The group made its way back to the mountain around 6:15 p.m., police said.

No injuries were reported.

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