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Back-to-Back Hiker Rescues For Yavapai County Sheriff’s Volunteer Search And Rescue Teams Last Weekend

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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams had a busy weekend, rescuing two sets of hikers on back-to-back days. A couple hiking Cathedral Rock in Sedona on Saturday, called for help after losing sight of the path after dark. In less than two hours, Verde Search and Rescue were able to return them back to their vehicle safely. The next day, two men were hiking West Clear Creek where one man felt weak and dehydrated. The 65-year-old man was left by his friend, who continued the hike up the north rim to get phone service and help. Verde Search and Rescue eventually rescued the 65-year-old and returned him to his vehicle with his anxiously-waiting friend. It’s important to remember that it gets much darker and cooler after the sun goes down, especially in high desert areas. Always bring a flashlight, extra food, water, and proper clothing when hiking. For more information, visit YCSOAZ.gov.