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Teenager Lost At Bolton Valley, Vermont Found Just Fine


This past Friday night, March 6th, Vermont State Police received a call about an overdue skier that led to an overnight, eight-hour search that ended in a good way.

The call was received by the Vermont State Police at just after 11 o'clock that night. Josh Arsenault, 17, of Freemont, NH was reported overdue from a visit to Bolton Valley Ski Resort. Troopers from the Williston Barracks of the VSP responded and quickly found the teenager's car in the mountain's parking lot. An investigation revealed that Arsenault was still on the mountain and likely skied out of bounds.

Troopers from the Middlesex Barracks and Williston Barracks along with the Vermont State Police - Search and Rescue Team, Colchester Technical Rescue, Camels Hump Backcountry Rescue, Stowe Mountain Rescue, Huntington Fire Department, and Bolton Valley Ski Resort’s Ski Patrol and Backcountry Guides all responded to assist in the search of Arsenault. A UVMMC helicopter assisted in search efforts. The Vermont State Police unmanned aircraft system also assisted in the search efforts.

At approximately 7:30 the following morning, search parties did find Josh Arsenault. He was located on a V.A.S.T. snowmobile trail at the Waterbury and Stowe town line, approximately 4 miles from the resort. The boy was found in good condition and brought back to the resort to be reunited with his parents, who arrived at the resort during the search.

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