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5 lost hikers rescued in New Brunswick with assistance of search and rescue helicopter

Emergency Health Services, Welsford Volunteer Fire Department and New Brunswick RCMP assisted in the search. Welsford Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook

A group of five missing hikers in the area of Welsford, N.B., were located with the assistance of a search and rescue helicopter on Saturday.

New Brunswick RCMP, Emergency Health Services and members of the Welsford Volunteer Fire Department were the first to respond after receiving a call at approximately 5:30 p.m.

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Search and rescue teams were called in, and a Cormorant helicopter was deployed from Canadian Forces Base Greenwood in Nova Scotia by Joint Task Force Atlantic.

The helicopter was able to locate the group of five hikers in a wooded area approximately 26 kilometres north of Saint John.

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The group was hoisted into the helicopter and then transported to EHS and RCMP crews.

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