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Park rangers find missing Raleigh hikers

Posted July 20, 2009

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— Two hikers from Raleigh who were missing overnight at Hanging Rock Sate Park were found Monday morning, authorities said.

The two 19-year-olds, whose names weren't released, left shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday for a hike between the Upper Cascade and Lower Cascade waterfalls, an area authorities described as a deep gorge with steep slopes and thick brush.

The men were supposed to meet two other hikers, but the other pair backed out when they ran into trouble hiking, authorities said. The men had no camping equipment.

Authorities were contacted about the missing hikers about 1:30 a.m., and several agencies assisted in the search.

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  • one Jul 20, 2009

    Danbury NC
    77 Day / 63 night
    2 college age kids spend the night under the stars & they have to be rescued?

    Lewis & Clark are rolling in their graves

  • bonnnie Jul 20, 2009

    Me too mewubbau. Looks like they would have said that in the article. they need to learn about details.

  • mewubbau Jul 20, 2009

    My assumption is they were found alive!!??