Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-10-25 18:41:56 –
(NEXSTAR) – How bad are spam cell phone calls? According to search and rescue officials, one of the missing hikers inadvertently ignored help because the phone was called from an unknown number.
According to Lake County Search and Rescue (LCSAR), unnamed hikers began hiking Mount Elbert, Colorado at 9 am on October 18, but did not return by 8 pm.
Mount Elbert is the highest peak in Colorado at 14,400 feet.
“Multiple attempts to contact subjects via mobile phones have failed,” LCSAR said in a news release, with five team members leaving around 10 pm to find the missing individual in the dark. Did.
After hours of combing the unlucky Rocky Mountain terrain, the search team returned at 3 am the next morning.
According to LCSAR officials, a team of three searchers returned at 7 am on October 19 to see areas where hikers often get lost, but at around 9:30 am hikers I learned that I came back on my own.
“Subjects said they had lost their trails before and after nightfall and spent the night looking for trails. Upon entering the trails, they bounced off various trails in an attempt to find a suitable trailhead, finaling in about 24 hours the next morning. Arrived in the car. After they started hiking, LCASR officials said in a release. “They didn’t know that the SAR was looking for them.”
The search and rescue team asked people not to judge the hiker’s decision to ignore the phone.
The following message was sent to the visitors of Mount Elbert. “If you’re overdue according to your itinerary and you get repeated calls from unknown numbers, answer the call. It may be the SAR team trying to make sure you’re safe!”
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