Two Louisville women and their dog were located and transported to safety after a 4-hour search operation.
Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call of two lost hikers deep in the Harrison-Crawford State Forest late Saturday night.
The lost women called for help at approximately 8:30 p.m., after becoming disoriented while hiking the trail system.
Search efforts were hampered when, despite officers’ requests to remain stationary, the women continued walking to different locations, utilizing only a dim “Fitbit” light.
Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage all hikers to be prepared when taking to the woods. Notify someone of your plans, and in addition to a cell phone, necessary items should include a current map of the trails, compass/gps, first aid kit, flashlight, and extra food and water.