Lost hiker located near Dragons Tooth
Lost hiker located near Dragons Tooth – Craig County rescuers helped locate an injured hiker who was lost on the Dragons Tooth Trail overnight Sunday.
It was early Monday morning after rescuers searched for about six hours to find the young woman who reportedly injured her ankle the afternoon of Nov. 28. Seventeen search and rescue personnel were dispatched to the Dragons Tooth Trail portion of the Appalachian Trail about 8 p.m.
Roanoke County Fire & Rescue did not say exactly what time the technical rescue teams and other volunteers found the injured hiker, nor did rescue personnel identify her.
The hiker and a male friend had set out Sunday morning, according to the fire and rescue press release, and planned to meet up with three other male friends to camp overnight.
After she injured her ankle, the young woman’s boyfriend hiked his way off the trail to a nearby house and called 911. By the time he made it back to the group it was getting dark, the press release said, and the young men became lost while trying to hike out carrying their friend.
Roanoke County Fire & Rescue secured the injured hiker in a “stokes” basket and carried her down the trail to the Dragons Tooth parking lot and a waiting ambulance, said Roanoke County Fire & Rescue spokesman Jennifer Sexton.