Hiker in Wolfe County rescued after suffering heat exhaustion
WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A hiker suffering from heat exhaustion had to be rescued Monday night in Wolfe County.
Wolfe County Search and Rescue says its crews got a call around 7:30 p.m. from a hiker who said his friend was in trouble.
Rescue crews say a group of hikers started around 1 p.m. on the Wildcat Trail heading toward Rock Bridge. After a while, one of the hikers became light headed and could not go on.
His friends determined he was showing signs of heat exhaustion and, because the group could not get cell service, one hiker went for help.
Wolfe County Search and Rescue says rescuers made it to the distressed hiker, gave him a large bottle of Gatorade and cooled him down by soaking him and his clothing with water.
They say, with cooler temperatures and a short period of recovery, the hiker was able to make it out under his own power.