December 2, 2022

Emily Sotelo’s body found

The body of a hiker last seen Sunday morning was found Wednesday, Fish and Game officials said. The body of Emily Sotelo, who turned 20 on Wednesday, was found just after 11 a.m. on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette, authorities said. Franconia. Authorities found tracks and items belonging to Sotelo in the headwaters of Lafayette Brook. Her body was found at 11:15 a.m., when search efforts were planned to be concentrated in the area. A New Hampshire Army National Guard helicopter was able to help get her body out of the area. Sotelo was dropped off at Lafayette Place on Sunday morning. Camp near Franconia Notch and has not been seen since. She had planned to climb three peaks that day. Officials said the search for Sotelo began Sunday evening and continued through the night after a family member reported her missing. Searchers were hampered by high winds, cold temperatures and blowing snow that night. Several agencies assisted in the search, and other hikers said they were tracking her. Officials said trails in the White Mountains can be treacherous, especially hiking in the mountains. fall and winter.” One of the biggest lessons you learn in a tragedy like this is to be prepared for the unexpected when you’re hiking in New Hampshire, especially in the White Mountains,” said the Fish and Game major. David Walsh said. “Be prepared with knowledge. Know the weather conditions. Dress for the weather. Take extra clothes. Have extra food, water. Have a headlamp map, compass.” They said hikers need to know their limits and know when to commit. Come back and try another day.

Fish and Game officials said the body of a hiker last seen Sunday morning was found Wednesday.

The body of Emily Sotelo, who turned 20 on Wednesday, was found shortly after 11 a.m. on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette in Franconia, authorities said.

Officials said tracks and items belonging to Sotelo were found at the headwaters of Lafayette Brook. His body was found around 11:15 a.m., when search efforts were planned to be concentrated in the area.

A New Hampshire Army National Guard helicopter helped bring his body out of the area.

Sotelo Abandoned Sunday morning Lafayette Place Campground near Franconia Notch and has not been seen since. She had planned to climb three peaks that day.

Authorities said the search for Sotelo began Sunday evening and continued through the night after a family member reported her missing. Searchers were hampered by high winds, cold temperatures and blowing snow that night.

Several agencies assisted in the search, and other hikers said they were tracking her.

Hiking trails in the White Mountains can be especially treacherous in the fall and winter, officials said.

“One of the biggest lessons you learn in a tragedy like this is that when you’re hiking in New Hampshire, especially in the White Mountains, be prepared for the unexpected,” Fish and Game major David Walsh said. “Be prepared with knowledge. Know the weather conditions. Dress for the weather. Take extra clothes. Extra food, water. Have headlamp map, compass.”

They said hikers should also know their limits and know when to turn back and try again another day.