2 hikers rescued at the Glen
Emergency response personnel were on scene for a rescue at Glen Onoko Falls Sunday night.
Jim Thorpe Fire Chief Vince Yaich said the department was called around a little after 6 p.m. for a report of two hikers who were lost up on the trail.
“When they plotted their cellphone, the communication center told me to put them in the area of the second falls just off the trail,” Yaich said. “We sent the guys up along the trail that was closed due to the fact they were closer to the second falls.”
Yaich said the hikers — a man and woman from the Philadelphia area — were located about 25 minutes later and were not injured.
“They were all right,” he said. “The guys brought them down and took them to the parking lot.”
Yaich said the rescue took about 90 minutes.
He said the state game commission asked for the hikers’ information because they were going to contact them because they were on a part of the trail that’s closed.
The Lehigh and Lausanne Rural Volunteer Fire Company and Lehighton Ambulance also assisted at the scene.