Family Of 4, Rescuers Survive Long Night In The Woods, Wildlife Encounters Posted: May 30, 2016 9:31 AM EST Updated: May 30, 2016 9:31 AM EST
STANTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - It was a long night of darkness, copperheads and bears for some rescuers in Powell County.
A family of four became lost in Red River Gorge overnight and managed to contact Powell County Search and Rescue. By pinging their cell phone, Powell and Menifee County rescuers were able to pinpoint their approximate location.
One person sprained their knee. However, on their way out of the woods rescuers encountered a copperhead and bear. Bear spray was used to avoid confrontation.
The copperhead was well hidden in a pile of mud. Rescuers want to use that as a reminder to hikers that the snakes will camoflauge themselves as cover from ambush so it would serve hikers to be mindful of walking in the mud at night.
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