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Hikers rescued in N.H. could pay fee under bill

CONCORD, N.H. — Hikers and others rescued in New Hampshire’s backwoods could pay several hundred dollars in fees to help the state search and rescue fund dig out of the red.

The idea got mixed reviews at a public hearing Thursday on a bill that could come to the aid of a search and rescue account that has averaged an annual deficit of more than $100,000 since 2006.

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