A hiking adventure took a dangerous and frightening turn for five teens overnight in Zoar Valley. They got lost, so police and rescuers spent hours searching for them.
The five teens spent the night, thirsty, bumped and bruised, and talking off and on to rescue workers by cell phone. In fact, that's how the Collins Center Fire Department found out about the teens, one called 911 on her cell saying they were lost in Zoar Valley. But with the signal cutting out, the teens not having a clue where they were, and without the enhanced 911 tracking system on cell phones yet, rescue workers had to work by ground while Air One used it's infra-red system to search from above.
After a fog delay, the Erie County Sheriff's helicopter went back up around six this morning. Rescue workers were worried about the many cliffs in Zoar Valley that often take hikers by surprise. http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=1865405&nav=0RapN6At