App helped save two hikers in Wolfe County

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Courtesy: Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team/Facebook

WOLFE COUNTY, KY. (WTVQ) – Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team says it’s grateful two hikers were prepared and using an app that helped the team easily locate them for a rescue.

The search team says Friday afternoon, a couple was hiking in the gorge when the woman slipped and fell, hitting exposed sandstone on the way down hurting her left leg.

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The husband already using a GPS app, called Gaia, was able to tell responders exactly where they were.

Her leg was splinted and the team says they were able to safely carry her the two and a half miles out of the woods.