Three from Dawson Springs Briefly Lost at Garden of the Gods Sunday
There were two calls of lost hikers at Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois Sunday…the first involving three from Dawson Springs. At 3:12pm, crews responded to the scenic park to help find Cayla Reece, Alyssa Reece and Patricia Bearden. The three hikers had reportedly gotten off the trail but were able to be located by some other hikers and were able to get back to the main parking area. They were uninjured. Later that night, five hikers from Hazel, Kentucky went off the main trail and got lost. Saline County 9-1-1 was able to plot their location and responders found them at 10:00pm and brought them back out of the forest, shortly before midnight.