- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

GROTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont state police say a longtime state representative and her husband were rescued early Sunday morning after failing to return from a hike.

Police say 62-year-old Helen Head and her husband - 63-year-old Thomas Mercurio - were found cold but uninjured at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in Seyon Lodge State Park.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/1hy8VoV ) the couple set out on three-mile hike at 3:30 Saturday afternoon and did not return as expected by 6:30 p.m. Park rangers notified police at about 8 p.m.

State troopers, Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens and Groton firefighters launched a search and found the couple about two miles from Seyon Lodge.

Head, a Democrat, has represented South Burlington in the House of Representatives since 2003.



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