Hiker Missing on Mount Greylock
UPDATE: According to WWLP/22 News, the North Adams Police Department reports that 38-year-old Sean Barrett was located by members of the North Adams Fire Department on Mount Greylock around 1 p.m.
First responders are searching for a missing hiker on the Mt. Greylock State Reservation.
According to iBerkshires, State Police Sgt. Michael O'Neil said the 38-year-old man first called 911 around 2 am this morning.
The hiker is from the eastern part of Massachusetts and was not expressing any injuries, he just told dispatchers he was lost, "he got turned around." O'Neil believes he was unprepared for the extended hike and was unfamiliar with the area, but noted the weather is on their side for the search effort.
Through the three different 911 calls the hiker made, rescuers were able to "ping" his phone and believe he is on the Bellows Pipe Trail working north towards a staging area was set up in the Notch Road parking area. At this time it's believed the man's cell phone could be dead because responders have been unable to communicate with him via the device.
We just have the helicopter working this side of the ridge between the reservoir and the meadows. We have some issues with the canopy where the infrared can't see past. It is thick.