UPDATED: Rockland Chaverim Locate Father & 6 Children Missing In Harriman State Park

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Late Friday afternoon, Rockland Chaverim were searching for a missing group of hikers in Harriman State Park.

With less than one hour to Shabbos, Chaverim had nearly two dozens trained hikers searching the trails and forest, trying to locate a father and his six children.

A Chaverim spokesperson told YWN that the group of seven went missing at around 3:00PM, and reached out at around 5:30PM to Chaverim that they are lost.

The father has cell service, and was in touch with the Chaverim command center which has been set up at the park. Unfortunately, the man had a “kosher phone” with no track-able GPS on it.

UPDATE: The group was found at around 8:15PM Friday night. They were in good health.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)




13 COMMENTS

  1. Unfortunately, the man has a “kosher phone” with no track-able GPS on it.

    Even though I have an iPhone. I still don’t think this unfortunate that the person has a kosher phone.
    In that Zechus they should be found safely.

  2. Unfortunately, the man had a “kosher phone” with no track-able GPS on it. i.e. The Kosher phone led to Chillul Shabbos haShen Yerachem!! Message:- Get regular phone!! Period!! They would have then been found long before onset of the Holy Shabbos.

  3. “went missing at around 3:00PM, and reached out at around 5:30PM to Chaverim that they are lost.”
    should’ve learned shulchan aruch about how long before shabbos you’re allowed to be traveling. should’ve learned from every normal person in the world about how long not to wait after you go missing to inform people that you’re lost.

    “Unfortunately, the man had a “kosher phone””
    finally it’s been said

  4. “Unfortunately, the man had a “kosher phone” with no track-able GPS on it.”
    1) אין מזל לישראל – “unFORTUNATEly” is a very poor choice of words.
    2) I hope this was not some writer’s/editor’s way of criticizing our leaders’ advice (and that of so many educators’ and psychologists’) to limit or avoid our use of so-called ‘smart phones’.

  5. lesson here; don’t go hiking at 3pm Friday [i assume they don’t live in that neighborhood where they were hiking }
    with a kosher phone you must have to be smart/ or get a yieras shamim phone

  6. Was 911 called?

    Many kosher phones have a GPS chip and calling 911 would allow police to activate E911 Phase 2. Then, the cell providers must give a GPS location of the call to the emergency provider using the E911 system.

    And even if the phone did not contain a GPS chip, police can still acquire a rough location from the cell towers using triangulation.

    Melacha on shabbat could have possibly been avoided

  7. Stop taking every word so seriously unfortunately at that specific time he didn’t have a smartphone! all of you be medakdect on Torah and Mitzvos and not every single word on yeshivaworld