WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) — A group was recently rescued due to the hard work of Wolfe County Search and Rescue along the Red River.

According to reports, Sunday evening the team received a 911 call from Powell County dispatch regarding two lost hikers. As is common in the area, cell reception was bad and the group lost service.

A team was then dispatched to the area along with help from the US Forest Service. A car was located near the unofficial trailhead for Red Bird Arch and was connected with one of those that were hiking.

The rescue was difficult to attempt as the area was not well traveled and thick with brush, however, the two were soon found off a logging road.

The male and female hikers were rock climbers visiting from Florida. Officials said that they were experienced hikers but the nature of the area made navigating a challenge.

Search and Rescue officials said as always to bring backup batteries for your phone when hiking and prepare adequately ahead of time.

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