On Jan. 7, at approximately 4:49 p.m., State Police in Rutland
received a 911 call from Brandon Helmrich who advised he and four
other skiers had intentionally skied out of bounds off a trail in
Killington and were lost in the woods.
The group included: Frank Reid age 47, Nathan Reid age 27,
Brandon Helmrich age 27, Jennifer Reid age 18, and Stephanie Reid
age 20 all from Port Huron, Michigan.
Helmrich was able to maintain periodic contact with the Vermont
State Police and Ski Patrol. After obtaining the skier's GPS
coordinates from the cellular telephone used to call 911, the
skiers were advised to walk back up the trail they'd come down.
After directing the skier's where to go, Killington Ski Patrol
located all five skiers and escorted them out of the woods. None of
the skiers sustained any injuries.