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Two hikers rescued off Mount Olympus
First Published Apr 25 2012 02:05 pm • Last Updated Apr 25 2012 04:33 pm

A mother and daughter were rescued from Mount Olympus after they took a wrong turn and ended up stuck on the mountainside.

Unified Police authorities said the 52-year-old woman and her 27-year-old daughter hiked to the peak of Mount Olympus on Tuesday morning, but as they were coming back down the mountain, they took a wrong turn to the south and ended up in Heughs Canyon. They became "cliffed-out," and couldn’t go any further down the mountain, but couldn’t climb back to where they came from either.

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The mother called her husband, who then called police. Three separate rescue teams, including a medical helicopter, were sent to aid the women, who were not injured. They finally found the women, led them to a safe spot, and had the helicopter take them back to the trailhead around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials say this misstep into Heughs Canyon is common with hikers, because the two trails look very similar to each other when heading down the mountain.


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