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Teen Hikers Rescued Thanks to Helpful iPhone

10 teens found themselves lost in the dark

(Newser) - Darkness fell and still the teen hikers did not appear. It was enough to worry guardians of the group of 10, aged 16 to 18, who soon alerted California's Ventura County Sheriff's Office. But as CBS News reports, it was Apple's Emergency SOS feature that ultimately led...

American Hiker Vanishes on Japanese Trail
Connecticut Woman Vanishes
While Hiking in Japan
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Connecticut Woman Vanishes While Hiking in Japan

Patricia Wu-Murad hasn't been seen since April 10

(Newser) - A 60-year-old Connecticut woman vanished on a hiking trail in Japan last month, and her family has traveled there to organize a remarkable search effort. But hope is fading because Patricia Wu-Murad has not been seen since April 10. "We're trying to hold out for a miracle but...

Hiker Slipped by Safety Fence —a Fatal Mistake

Oregon's Cape Kiwanda sees another death

(Newser) - The "deadliest spot on the Oregon Coast" has claimed another victim. A 25-year-old California man fell from a rocky bluff at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area on Saturday and was pronounced dead a day later, reports the Salem Statesman Journal . State police said Henry Minh Hoang had hiked beyond...

Boy Scout Troop's Hike Ends in Tragedy

Mom of one of the Scouts is killed by falling tree in California's Rancho San Antonio County Park

(Newser) - A Boy Scout troop's hike turned tragic over the weekend after a falling tree killed the mom of one of its members. Per NBC Bay Area and KPIX , the group from Sunnyvale was trekking through Rancho San Antonio County Park in Cupertino at around 10am on Sunday, in a...

2 Teens Huddled 3 Nights Out in California Snowstorm

Rescuers got hikers out safely, and maybe just in time

(Newser) - When his 17-year-old son and friend headed off for a 10-day trek in the Southern California mountains, Cesar Ramirez said he wasn’t too worried. The teens were avid hikers with ample foods in their backpacks, a tent and snowshoes, plus extensive training and aspirations to join the military. But...

Lost Hiker's Signal Fires Prove Costly

Philip Powers III faulted for 'reckless' actions that may have ultimately saved his life

(Newser) - Three signal fires set by a lost hiker who'd run out of food and water in Arizona helped ensure his rescue—and possibly his ruin. Philip Powers III has been ordered to pay nearly $300,000 for the emergency fires, one of which erupted into a 230-acre forest fire,...

Brother of Julian Sands: I Know 'He Has Gone'

Searches continue for actor, hiker Bob Gregory in California's San Gabriel Mountains

(Newser) - The brother of Julian Sands is losing hope that the actor will be found alive 12 days after he was reported missing in California . "He has not yet been declared missing, presumed dead, but I know in my heart that he has gone," Nick Sands tells the UK'...

As Search for Actor Continues, Another Hiker Goes Missing

Men went missing in Mt. Baldy area

(Newser) - Another hiker has gone missing on California's Mt. Baldy as the search for British actor Julian Sands continues in the same area. Jin Chung, 75, failed to return from a hike Sunday, NBC News reports. He had carpooled to the site with two others that morning; the group separated...

2 Hikers Got a NYE Lift From Tenn. National Guard

Tennessee National Guard had to swoop in on a Black Hawk helicopter to rescue stranded pair

(Newser) - Two hikers are OK after a New Year's Eve hike on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee turned frightening. Per a release , the state's Department of Military reports that it and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency received a call not long after 5am local time on Saturday about a...

Hiker Falls 200 Feet, Lives to Tell the Tale

Ruth Woroniecki, 40, of Colorado was returning from hike in California's San Gabriel Mountains

(Newser) - A hike on Christmas Eve day very narrowly avoided serious tragedy for a 40-year-old woman in California's San Gabriel Mountains. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Ruth Woroniecki of Colorado was camping in Lytle Creek when she decided to summit the 8,800-foot Cucamonga Peak; on her return, she...

Hiker Snapping Photos Falls to Death in New Hampshire

Authorities say man fell from atop Mt. Willard

(Newser) - A hiker fell to his death from an icy summit in New Hampshire over the weekend, reports WCVB . The unidentified man made it to the top of Mt. Willard in Crawford Notch on Saturday morning and was snapping photos of the view, according to the state's Fish and Game...

16-Mile Utah Hike Goes Horribly Wrong for Couple

Woman died, man was rescued in Zion National Park

(Newser) - A 16-mile overnight hike in Utah's Zion National Park went horribly wrong for a woman and her husband, authorities say. The National Park Service says the couple began the permitted hike through an area of the park known as the Narrows Tuesday and faced cold weather overnight, when the...

Missing Hiker Found Dead in New Hampshire

Emily Sotelo's body was found on what would have been her 20th birthday

(Newser) - The search for a missing hiker in New Hampshire's White Mountains came to a tragic end Wednesday when Emily Sotelo was found dead on what would have been her 20th birthday. The body of the Vanderbilt University student was found on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette, the New...

Hiker Shares TikTok Video of Bison Goring Her

Rebecca Clark was trying to sneak past a group of them in Texas when one spotted her

(Newser) - A hiker from Texas is lucky to be alive after being gored by a bison, and the clip of her attack is now going viral on TikTok. The Houston Chronicle reports on Rebecca Clark's ordeal last week during a solo trek in Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, where...

She Broke Leg in 90-Foot Cliff Fall. Then She Started Crawling
Injured Hiker Spotted by
Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger
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Injured Hiker Spotted by Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger

Hiker crawled to riverbank to flag down passing train, triggering helicopter rescue in Colorado

(Newser) - A hiker who spent a night stranded in the Colorado wilderness with a broken leg made it out alive after managing to flag down a passing train. The female hiker in her 20s had been reported missing Sunday after failing to return from a day hike on the Colorado Trail...

Heat Exhaustion Got to Her. He Went for Help, Never Returned

Body of Tim Sgrignoli, 29, found 4 days after hike with girlfriend in sweltering California mountains

(Newser) - The alerts from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department began late Sunday, noting the rescue of a female hiker suffering from mild heat exhaustion in the mountains over Gaviota, California, per NBC News . The initial post in that series of tweets from Scott Safechuck reported that the "search continues...

Body of Hiker Who Went Missing on Iconic Trail Is Found

Jetal Agnihotri was hiking the famous 'Narrows' in Utah's Zion National Park

(Newser) - Update: The body of a 29-year-old woman who didn't return from a hike in Utah's Zion National Park has been found. Jetal Agnihotri of Tucson, Arizona, was hiking in the Narrows on Friday when flash floods swept through the area. CNN reports her body was recovered Monday in...

Melting Glacier Splits, Killing Hikers in Alps

At least 6 people died in the avalanche, and more are injured or missing

(Newser) - A large chunk of an Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and roared down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice, snow, and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six people and injuring eight, authorities said. There could be about 10 people...

Man Hiking at High Elevation in Wyoming Is Mauled by Bear

It was thought to be a grizzly

(Newser) - A hiker appears to have survived being mauled by a grizzly bear in northwestern Wyoming. The "experienced out-of-state recreationalist" was hiking high up on the 13,000-foot Francs Peak Monday when he met a bear, thought to be a grizzly. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Tuesday characterized...

Sitting Near Cliff's Edge, He 'Spontaneously Slumped'

Paul Classen of the Netherlands dies after falling 50 feet near Virginia's McAfee Knob

(Newser) - A Dutch hiker attempting to conquer a portion of the Appalachian Trail has died after falling from a cliff in Virginia. Paul "Grandmaster" Classen, 23, who was known to carry a chess set with him, fell 50 feet from a cliff just north of the iconic 3,200-foot-tall McAfee...

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