By Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have rescued a Louisiana family who became lost while hiking Mount LeConte.

WVLT-TV in Knoxville reported ( ) that the family spent the night on a trail with temperatures below freezing.

Rangers say the family began hiking around 2:30 Saturday intending to hike the mountain on Rainbow Falls Trail and return on Bull Head Trail.

The Pigeon Forge Police Department received a 911 call from the family requesting help but the call dropped before the family could give an exact location.

Rangers assisted the family to the top of Mount LeConte where lodge staff provided the hikers with dry clothes and food.

Rangers did not identify the family, but say they are now safe.


Information from: WVLT-TV,

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