Orange Fire Rescue save lost hiker found waist deep in swamp on Tully Mountain
ORANGE – On Saturday, March 25 at 11:08 a.m., Orange Fire Rescue EMS responded to the backside of Tully Mountain following a 911 call reporting a lost hiker, a woman in her 60s, and her dog.
Using UTVs and a ground crew, Orange Fire Rescue headed toward the GPS coordinates where the hiker was believed to be, which happened to be in an area with notably poor reception.
“Due to known poor radio reception in the area, our Engine Two which has a mobile repeater built into it, was utilized to ensure communications went smoothly,” the organization said in a Facebook Post.
After an hour and a half and three miles from their starting point, Orange Fire Rescue found the woman waist deep in a swampy area. Her dog was with her as well.
Officials say the woman tried to cut her way across the swamp in an attempt to find her way out of the woods.
The hiker and her dog were transported off the mountain by a UTV. The hiker told Orange Fire Rescue she didn’t have any injuries.
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