State police air wing helps locate lost hiker

State police troopers aboard a helicopter helped located a missing hiker in J.A. Skinner Mountain State Park on Friday.

State police air wing responded to the request for assistance from Hadley police after a 22-year-old woman, who began hiking around 1 p.m. became lost on the trails in the dark, according to a police statement.

Troopers on a police helicopter located the lost hiker around 9 p.m. using an infrared system. They then directed emergency services personnel to her location , police said.

Police posted footage of the rescue recorded by the Air 4 forward-looking infrared imaging system (FLIR).

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