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Two hikers rescued from Appalachian Trail

VERNON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Two hikers were rescued from the Appalachian Trail in Vernon Township Thursday evening.

At around 9:30 p.m. firefighters from Vernon and McAfee fire departments responded to the Appalachian Trail for a report of two lost hikers, according to a post on the Vernon Township Fire Department Company #1 Facebook page.

A search team was formed and after searching for about forty-five minutes, they were able to make voice contact with the lost hikers  The search team reached the hikers and were able to help them descend from the trail.

The incident lasted approximately two hours.

The hikers were evaluated by EMS and released with no injuries.

Vernon and McAfee Fire Departments were assisted by the Vernon Ambulance, Glenwood Pockuck Ambulance and Vernon Police.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook