Trooper Nicholas D’Angelo from Liberty barracks saved the missing 16-year-old town of Bethel girl after hearing the missing person alert around 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, said Trooper Steven Nevel.
After hearing the alert, D'Angelo spotted footprints in the snow in the area of White Lake in Sullivan County, Nevel said.
He searched the heavily wooded area with more than two feet of snow for several hours, Nevel said.
D"Angelo located the teen cold and wet, but alive, he said.
She was transported to an area hospital where she is said to be doing well, he added.
"His persistence likely saved the girl's life," the department said.
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