- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

FRENCHBURG, Ky. (AP) - Three hikers have been rescued after falling nearly 50 feet in the Red River Gorge in Menifee County and suffering traumatic injuries.

Multiple media outlets report that the members of the trio were found lying in and near the Red River on Sunday morning. Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team Assistant Chief John May says the unidentified hikers sustained severe injuries, including head injuries and possibly broken bones. They were taken to area hospitals.

May says it took 35 volunteers from Wolfe, Powell and Menifee counties four hours to locate and rescue the hikers.

The hikers had been part of a group of about 10 people who were hiking late Saturday when the three people fell off a rock outcrop in the Douglas Trail area.


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