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Rescues raise questions: Should hikers pay?

Stowe Reporter - 1:28 pm Thu Apr 1st, 2010

Five summer-camp counselors may have to pay for their own rescue, because a series of bad decisions left them stranded on 4,065-foot Camels Hump during Saturday's threatening weather.

"We're definitely considering it," said Brian Lindner, chief of the Waterbury Backcountry Rescue Team, which made the rescue. "Under Vermont law, anybody who makes a long series of poor decisions, putting themselves into a situation where they have to get rescued, can be billed for the service."

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