Lost hikers rescued in Red River Gorge

CAMPTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is recovering after being lost in the Red River Gorge for two days.

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The captain of the Estill County Rescue Squad says the man and a friend went hiking near the Patsy area on Sunday.

He says the man's friend came out of the woods, but he didn't. However, that man did call his friend and told him he was okay, that he was going to build a fire and wait for daylight before making his way out.

However, daylight came and the friend never showed up. Kentucky State Police used his cellphone to track his last known location. Rescue teams from Estill, Powell, and Lee counties went into the woods and found him around 1:30 Tuesday morning.

The captain says the man was taken to the hospital. He was dehydrated, but is expected to make a recovery.

This incident wasn't the only rescue made Tuesday night. A group of hikers is safe, after getting lost.

Wolfe County Search and Rescue says two men and two women called for help around 9:30 Tuesday night. They became disoriented while on the Wildcat Trail.

Dispatchers say the group was safely found around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. No one was hurt.



 
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