Hiker rescued in the middle of the night | SummitDaily.com

Hiker rescued in the middle of the night

The Summit County Rescue Group received a call at 2 a.m. Tuesday for a lost hiker in the area of Keystone Ranch. The hiker, a 23-year-old local, was attempting to hike from a house in Summit Cove to his home in the Keystone area when he became disoriented and cold. He was ill-prepared for the weather, wearing only tennis shoes. He made a 911 call from his cell phone.

Summit County dispatch was able to calculate location coordinates for the hiker from his cell phone call. Rescuers staged at the end of the Keystone Ranch road, quickly located the hiker, and evacuated him via snowmobile at approximately 3:30 a.m.

– Summit County Rescue Group

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