App helped save two hikers in Wolfe County

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.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at