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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Two lost hikers rescued

  • Two Saline County women were rescued from the Pounds Hollow area Nov. 13.
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  • Two Saline County women were rescued from the Pounds Hollow area Nov. 13.
    Saline County Central Dispatch received a 911 call of the pair being lost shortly before 6 p.m., according to a release from Gallatin County Emergency Management Agency Director Steve Galt.
    The two girls were hiking around Pounds Hollow Lake on Deer Run Trail and became lost.
    “Saline County 9-1-1 used GPS tracking from the girls cell phone and was able to give those coordinates to the responders and we were able to find them quickly,” Galt said, in the prepared release.
    Shawneetown Fire Department members were able to go into the area and knew exactly where to go.
    “Without the co-ordinates it would have taken about two hours to get the girls out, in all it took about thirty minutes to get them out,” Galt said, in the release.
    The girls were uninjured, just cold. Gallatin County EMS was placed on stand-by at the scene as a precaution, but were not needed.
    The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the rescue.
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