Hikers Could Be Charged For Their Own Rescue in New Hampshire
If you get lost in New Hampshire's mountainous backwoods, House Bill 256 will require you to pay the expenses of the rescue!
You'll only be charged if authorities determine that you acted negligently. However, if you have a state issued hikers card or fish & game license, you'll be exempt from the fine. Officials are looking for ways to replenish the cash strapped search & rescue program.