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Hikers lost at North-South Lake

New postPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:29 pm
by dave
Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wildland Search: On June 6, two campers from Canada left North-South Lake Campground at approximately 8 p.m., to hike to Sunset Rock. When the campers hadn't returned to the campsite by 1:30 a.m., their friend hiked to Sunset Rock and called for them, but was unable to get a response. The friend then reported her friends overdue to the campground staff at the caretaker's cabin. Two Rangers responded and began to sweep the trails from the campground toward Sunset Rock. A Ranger established voice contact with the two hikers near Ashley Falls. The pair were lost in the woods between trails and decided to stay the night since they did not have lights. It became dark shortly after they started hiking and the pair quickly lost the trail and never made it to Sunset Rock. Rangers escorted the missing hikers back to their campsite.