Emily Sotelo was a student at Vanderbilt University. She was doing her major in biochemistry and chemical biology. She lived in Westford, Massachuetts. She was an active member of the University Community. She had been chairman of Community Service under the Initiative of DORE and she also served as the PR of the Big Dore Lil Dore.
Emily Sotelo Death Reason
On 20 November 19-year-old hiker named Emily Sotelo disappeared from a very famous trail at Lafayette Place Campground in Franconia. Her parents told the media outlets that their daughter Emily was not dressed properly compared to the cold weather of that place. Unfortunately, she was found dead on Wednesday 23 November. The rescue and researchers’ team started an extensive search for 3 consecutive days during that trial her belongings were found and after intense research, her body was found in the New Hampshire Mountains at Lafayette Brook headwaters.
Emily Sotelo was wearing a brown jacket along with excise pants. As of now we exactly do not know the immediate cause of her death, but most likely she must have died due to the harsh cold conditions as her parents told her that didn’t have on many clothes according to the extreme cold conditions.
Who was Emily Sotelo?
Emily Sotelo was a resident of Massachusetts she was just 19 years old and had a wish that she would go hiking in the mountains on her birthday when she would turn up 20 years old. Emily was last seen on Sunday at 5 pm Lafayette Place Campground in Franconia as told by her mother. Her mother Olivera told that she had gone hiking in the summer season before but she had never been hiking during the winter.
Agencies Involved in Search of Emily
Many search agencies conducted the search task as mentioned below-
- Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team
- Lakes Region Search and Rescue
- The Mountain Rescue Service
- The Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team
- Civil Air Patrol
- New England K-9
- The New Hampshire Army National Guard
- White Mountain National Forest
Precautions to be followed by Hikers
Some important information regarding the precautions while hiking in the White Mountains in New Hampshire were given by David Walsh who is New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement’s Major.
- Hikers must first of all be updated about the weather conditions.
- Dress Properly according to the Prevailing weather conditions.
- Hikers must carry essentials like clothes, food, water,Mobile devices etc
- You must carry equipment like a headlamp, a compass, and a map to stay safe.