Missing hikers rescued overnight in Red River Gorge

RED RIVER GORGE, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) Rescue crews have reached three hikers who went missing in the Red River Gorge on Tuesday night.

Menifee County Emergency Management says the hikers are all in their 20s. The group was on the Bison Way Trail, near the Gladie Historic Site, on the Menifee-Wolfe County Line.

The hikers lost their way when the sun set. One of them was injured after falling about 15 feet.

Officials say rescue crews and the hikers made it out of the woods around 6:30 Wednesday morning. The hiker who was injured in a fall was flown to UK Hospital for treatment.

It was the second call for Wolfe County Search and Rescue in five days.

On Saturday, a man slipped on a slick rock and fell 60 feet.

"People shouldn't be afraid of the gorge at all. You just need to use some common sense practices when you do visit the gorge," said John May, Wolfe County Search and Rescue Training Officer.

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