Created on: Monday, April, 2014 07 3:19 PM
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Hikers rescued after 11 hours at Coopers Rock
MORGANTOWN — Firefighters rescued hikers on Monday, April 7, who were trapped at Coopers Rock State Forest for 11 hours.
Cheat Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jason Christopher said a group of hikers from Kentucky were visiting the forest and decided to hike from the lookout to the river down below.
“One member of the party who stayed back flagged down a park ranger and said her friends had been gone for too long,” Christopher said.
Firefighters from Morgantown, Brookhaven and Masontown were called, along with Monongalia EMS.
Once the hikers were found, rescue boats were deployed by the Masontown and Morgantown crews. They took the hikers to a marina on Mont Chateau Road.
Dan Luzier, chief of the Masontown Fire and Rescue, said there were three hikers stranded, and all were accounted for by 8 a.m. He said the first calls for help went out at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
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