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Wintergreen Gorge High Water Rescue

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Rescue teams park and head into the gorge. Rescue teams park and head into the gorge.
Rescue workers hiking in. Rescue workers hiking in.
One of the stranded hikers being rescued One of the stranded hikers being rescued

UPDATE: As of 2:31pm all three hikers have been rescued from Wintergreen Gorge.

Harborcreek Township - Rescue teams worked their way into Wintergreen Gorge to rescue three hikers trapped on a ledge. Reports from the scene indicated the hikers were safe but rescue workers placed teams down stream in case one of the hikers or rescue workers might slip in the fast moving water as they worked to get them out.

One rescue worker was with the hikers for some time so initially there were reports of four people needing rescue. Two girls and a boy ages 14-17 apparently camped overnight and got caught by rising waters as they tried to come out of the gorge in the morning.

Rope teams worked to help the hikers to safety. Wintergreen Gorge is a popular hiking area and with the steep hillsides the recent rains could have caught the hikers by surprise.

 

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