CANTERBURY — A Providence, R.I., couple was rescued after getting lost in the woods Thursday night, but officials are asking for the public’s help to find the couple’s two dogs.
Fish and Game conservation officials were first called out Thursday at 8 p.m. after learning that Caroline Oakley, 28, who had been staying at a Canterbury residence, got lost after going out to find her dogs.
Oakley’s boyfriend, Timothy Hunter, 31, went to search for her and the dogs, and he, too, got lost, officials said.
By 9 p.m., officials made contact by cell phone with Oakley, who told them she was unable to walk any more.
Canterbury Police and Fire, Loudon Fire and Fish and Game formed a rescue team that was able to reach the woman by 11 p.m.
Meanwhile, a second team used cellphone coordinates to reach Hunter, who was about two-tenths of a mile away from Oakley’s location.
Both were brought to Concord Hospital for evaluation.
Hunter had found the two dogs and they remained with the rescue team until they were about 200 yards from the road when the dogs ran off again, officials said.
Anyone who finds the two dogs is asked to contact the Canterbury Police Department at 225-5584.