Two lost skiers rescued Friday at Jay Peak

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out of bounds jay peak vermontMONTGOMERY — Two lost skiers from the Jay Peak Ski Area were rescued on Friday after a search effort was coordinated between St. Albans Troopers and members of the Jay Peak Ski Patrol.

Authorities say that the St. Albans Barracks received a call of the lost skiers at around 5:15 p.m. Friday.

St. Albans Troopers mobilized with elite members of the Jay Peak Ski Patrol and deployed their search into the Jay State Forest.

The search through subzero temperatures lasted over 5 hours, and resulted in the successful recovery of the backcountry skiers. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.

The Vermont State Police are reminding the public to follow all posted trail signs, trail markings, and ski mountain rules.