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VSP rescue visitors lost on a hike

On July 10, at approximately 8:58 p.m. the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks was dispatched to the Green Mountain National Forest-Lefferts Pond, located in Chittenden, Vt., for two lost hikers.

Shung Yee (age 38) and Laurentius Heesterman (age 49), husband and wife from St. Martin (Caribbean), parked their vehicle at the Lefferts Pond parking area and began hiking the Lefferts Pond Trail, which essentially loops around the pond. At some point Shung and Laurentius lost their way ending up on a VAST snowmobile trail. The two walked the VAST trail until they came to an intersection.Shung dialed Emergency 911 to report she and her husband were lost. Shung provided information as to her surroundings and the trail markings. With that information Trooper's were able to identify the location as the VAST intersection 7N and 4W.

Trooper's drove to their location using National Forest Road 99. Troopers gave Shung and Laurentius and ride back to their vehicle.  Shung and Laurentius reported being uninjured.

Tagged: Chittenden, Lost hikers