Sgt. Thomas Dakai
Region Two Office, New Hampton, NH
December 22, 2019

Dorchester, NH – At 5:15 p.m. on December 22, 2019, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified of a 35-year-old female who went looking for her dogs that had run off and had not returned to her vehicle where her friend was waiting for her.

At around 2:30 p.m., Carissa Daniels and her friend, John Chung, were walking their dogs on a woods road off Dorchester Road in Dorchester, NH, when the dogs ran away from them. Daniels and Chung looked for the dogs for several hours but were unable to find them. The couple ended up separated from each other, and Chung went back to their car. He tried to find Daniels on the road that they had walked but could not locate her. The cell service in the area is poor and they were unable to communicate by phone. Chung decided to call for assistance.

Hanover Fire and Lyme Fire Departments responded to the area with Fish and Game Conservation Officers. They were able to determine the area in which Chung had last seen Daniels. Hanover firefighters used a UTV to check the road where Daniels had been seen last. They found some foot tracks going into the woods off the road and they stopped to investigate them. While checking the tracks, Daniels heard the UTV and yelled to them. At around 7:00 p.m., the firefighters made voice contact with her and she was able to walk out to the road and meet them. She was unharmed and transported back to her vehicle on Dorchester Road.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers would like to remind anyone enjoying the outdoors this winter to plan ahead, make safe decisions, and bring the proper equipment with them that they need to safely enjoy the activities they are engaged in.