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NH: Young Camp Counselor Lost and Found in Tuftonboro; Search is On for Missing Gilford Man

CONCORD, NH – Last night, June 15, 2011, N.H. Fish and Game
Department Conservation Officers assisted 20-year-old Jose Linares
in safely returning to the trailhead after he became lost atop
Sentinel Mountain in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. Linares had called
911 at about 9:30 p.m. Responding to a call for assistance from the
Carroll County Sherriff’s office, three Fish and Game officers —
Sgt. Brian Abrams and Conservation Officers Mark Hensel and Brad
Morse – organized a search. Two of the officers hiked the mile to
the peak of Sentinel Mountain, where they located Linares at about
12:30 a.m. Thursday. He was uninjured. The group hiked out to the
trailhead, and Linares was safely back at camp by 2:00 a.m.

Linares started his hike late in the day and did not have a
flashlight or map of the area, which contributed to his becoming
lost. A native of Venezuela, Linares is a summer staff member at
Camp Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro.

In another operation this morning, five Conservation Officers
are involved in the search for Kevin King, age 58, of Gilford. New
England K-9 Search and Rescue, Upper Valley Wilderness Response
Team, Gilford Police Department and Fish and Game staff and
volunteers are searching in the area of Old Lakeshore Road in
Gilford. King, who has multiple health issues, has reportedly been
missing since June 10. Anyone with information on King’s
whereabouts is urged to contact the Gilford Police Department at

For more information on being safe while hiking or pursuing
outdoor recreation, including the list of ten essential items to
have in your backpack, and to learn the hiker responsibility code,
please visit


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