Nearly two dozen Vermont skiers and snowboarders rescued in Killington's cold. (Part-1)

According to the local police, during the course of the weekend, about twenty-six skiers and snowboarders, including several who were under the age of 18, were rescued from the backcountry of Vermont after becoming disoriented in the frozen wilderness.

Killington police stated that they were informed that between seven and nine skiers and snowboarders had become lost in the backcountry around the afternoon of Saturday.

 This marked the beginning of a hectic day for rescue workers.

The Killington Police Department reports that officers had a conversation with Drew Clymer, who is the coordinator of search and rescue operations for the Vermont State Police.

It was revealed via the inquiry that there were really a total of 21 persons that were lost, with six of those individuals being juveniles, as stated by the Killington Police Department. 

Officers had a conversation with Drew Clymer, who is the coordinator of search and rescue operations for the Vermont State Police.

Several dozen members of Killington Search and Rescue rushed to the location in order to begin the search, according to the police.

In order to assist in evaluating individuals who were lost and bringing them to safety, the members of the search and rescue team engaged in activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, and skinning for nearly five miles in temperatures that were below freezing.

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