WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team was able to find a group of hikers lost in the Red River Gorge.
A Wolfe County businessman contacted the rescue group after he received a phone call from the hikers who were lost. The group had picked up his business card at a local store. Instead of dialing 911, they called the number on the card.
The man knew the search and rescue team members and called them with the information.
The hikers did not know what trail they had been on before becoming lost, but they did remember walking in a creek. The group only had 3% left on a cell phone battery, but the search team was able to get coordinates before the phone died.
With help from Powell County Search and Rescue, they were able to split into two groups. One group search Turtle Back Arch trail while the other group made their way towards Wildcat Trail.
After making verbal contact with the hikers, both search groups found the people along the South side of Dog Fork Creek, approximately 1/4mile from Swift Camp Creek Trail and at the edge of a cliff line. The rescuers brought the group out of the woods at about 11:45 p.m.
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
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Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
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Curious: How do I pay a parking ticket gotten at Red River Gorge
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Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
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stixman: I was sure where to post this request, but would it be possible to add a link to my website hhttps://www.kentuckywalkingstick.com on your link page? I am from eastern Kentucky and have been making walking sticks and canes for many years..
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jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
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