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Hikers rescued from Plotterkill Preserve

Hikers rescued from Plotterkill Preserve

Five hikers were rescued from the Plotterkill Preserve on Thursday evening.

Five hikers were rescued from the Plotterkill Preserve on Thursday evening.

The hikers had left about 3:30 p.m. and weren’t able to find their way back to the entrance to the trailhead by the time it became dark, according to Plotterkill Fire Chief John Tobiassen. They used a phone to call for help about 5:30 p.m., and fire officials got a description of the general area and told them to stay put on the trail.

Rescuers located the hikers and rescued them in about an hour, according to Tobiassen.

“We sent a team down with them to intercept them and walk them out,” he said.

There were no injuries, but the hikers were a little cold, Tobiassen said.

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