Two hikers lost, then found in Red River Gorge

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Powell, Rescue, Red, River, Gorge
Rescuers were called out to Red River Gorge after two hikers and their dog were lost in the dark.

SLADE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Powell Co. Search and Rescue teamed up with Menifee Fire and Rescue to locate two lost hikers and their dog in the Indian Creek area.

According to Powell Co. Search and Rescue, the hikers went off trail in Red River Gorge and didn’t have any flashlights.  When the sun set, rescuers say the hikers were unable to find their way out.  Rescue departments were called out around 9:20 p.m., and say the U.S. Forest Service was able to ping the lost hikers’ cell phones.

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Rescuers say they were able to find the couple and their dog around 11:50 p.m. several miles out in a rock shelter.