Missing Hikers From Lexington Rescued

With the help of a chopper and several ground crews, missing father and daughter Kevin and Rebecca Hall were rescued from the woods Sunday morning.

Fran Hall called police Saturday night after her husband and daughter did not return from their hike in Wolfe County. She says she was worried about them, until she received a text message from Rebecca Sunday morning saying they had gotten lost and spent the night on top of a mountain.

A search and rescue team consisting of EMS and police departments from several neighboring counties trekked wooded terrain for hours, until they were able to locate the father and daughter. Both were then able to walk out safely.

Neither one suffered any injuries and Fran says her family will not be returning to the area anytime soon.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Lex on Feb 20, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    there is some critical people on here, people get lost all the time! So chill out! Bring your toothless hillbillys to city and watch them try to navigate around! They would wind up sharing a bench with the hobos haha dumb (edited) rednecks
  • by MCVFD Location: MENIFEE COUNTY on Jan 15, 2008 at 04:05 AM
    It doesn't matter if you're from the city or the country people make mistakes and I can understand having a great time and time passing by quickly, but they wasn't from Ohio out of 90% of the rescues we do they are from Ohio and this was one rescue that turned out for the best just Thank God they are fine
  • by hope clark Location: lexington KY on Jan 14, 2008 at 03:15 PM
    hi i am a friend of becka and me and my family are soooooooo glad that becka and her dad are okay and her dog
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jan 14, 2008 at 11:19 AM
    Like MCVFD I'd like to say great job to all involved in the rescue. This is the times that you really do risk self injury and for those in the chopper even death, to save those that really cant help themselves. So Thanks guys this is what we do need you here for. Second I'd like to say about people that walk into the wilderness unprepared and unskilled. Especially when its cold enough to kill you outside. Id really love to see a rescue worker fly up the mountain. Get close enough to see you clearly, then simply wave goodbye fly off and leave you. After all doing stupid things and dying is part of keeping depth in the gene pool and gettin rid of the shallow sides. After all its 2008 and compasses come in boxs of cereal.
  • by Fran Hall Location: Lexington on Jan 14, 2008 at 10:58 AM
    I agree to a point. But just because we live in Lexington does not mean we are not from the country also. My husband had been in the Red River Gorge most of his life and knows most of the area very well, him and my daughter love taking our dog Dutchess out there for a day. This was just were they got turned around and it got dark on them too fast while they were enjoying their day out.
  • by Sandy Location: Monticello on Jan 14, 2008 at 10:42 AM
    At least the daughter was smart enough to take her phone with her and send a text message.
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Jan 14, 2008 at 06:30 AM
    Why do city people go deep into the woods? They almost always get lost. Who pays for all these rescue efforts? If you're from the city, you should be more careful! Thank God i'm a country boy!
  • by MCVFD Location: Menifee County on Jan 14, 2008 at 03:54 AM
    Want to take this time to say that all the rescue members done an excellent job Wanna give a big thanks to the KSP and wanna say that the team coverage on your part was excellent


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