Lost hikers rescued in Danbury

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A family of four was rescued by emergency crews after becoming lost in the woods in Tarrywile Park.

According to the Danbury Fire Department, at 8:43 p.m., dispatch received a call from a 15-year-old that the family of four was lost.

Emergency crews used GPS technology to pinpoint the exact location of the family, and officials set up a perimeter in the area. The hikers were found to be more than one mile from rescuers.

The hikers were found safe by rescue crews a half hour later.

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The Bethel Fire Department also assisted by providing crews and an off road vehicle to reach to hikers.

Danbury Fire would like to remind hikers to always follow a hiking plan with a friend and to carry a fully charged cell phone, drinking water, and a flashlight with fresh batteries in case it gets dark.

In addition, if you find yourself lost or injured, you should stop moving and call 9-1-1.

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