Sergeant Tom Dakai
May 13, 2019
Woodstock, NH – The Dartmouth College student who went missing Saturday near Mt. Moosilauke was located on the Gorge Brook Trail by a search party at approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning. Officials say that Arun Anand was discovered hiking down the trail by a team that was on their way to an assigned search grid, approximately 1 mile from the Mt. Moosilauke Lodge.
Details as to what actually happened to Anand over the past 48 hours are still unclear, but it appears that he lost the trail and was wandering around in the woods off the trail. Searchers who had been looking for Anand for the past 3 days encountered deep snow, dense understory, and steep terrain. Anand was located without any footwear, which indicates he likely lost them while negotiating deep snow.
Rescuers provided Anand with food, water, warm clothing, and a pair of hiking boots. After an initial assessment, he was hiked out the 1 mile to the lodge. Anand was met at the lodge by his grateful family and a slew of rescuers who had dedicated multiple hours searching for him over the past 3 days.
Anand was provided a medical assessment by the EMS personnel from the Linwood Ambulance, and ultimately transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for precautionary reasons.
Fish and Game again received search support from volunteers from the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue (PEMI SAR), New England K-9 Search & Rescue (NEK9), Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team (UVWRT), and the Lakes Region Search and Rescue Team. The Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter also returned to conduct aerial searches of the area.
No further information available at this time.