Officials: Hikers Rescued From Camels Hump Two Nights in a Row

By Joe Gullo

Published 06/20 2014 10:48AM

Updated 06/20 2014 10:51AM

WATERBURY, Vt. -  Waterbury Backcountry Rescue says that for the second time in two nights they were called to rescue a hiker from Camels Hump.

On Thursday, crews rescued a 52-year-old male from Illinois from the Monroe Trail. He called 911 and stated that he was experiencing leg cramps and couldn't find his way down in the dark.  The man, guided by rescuers, was able to make it down on his own. 

Crews say he decline to be treated by EMTs.

On Wednesday, crews rescued a lost 22-year-old female hiker from New York to safety. She was not injured. She got lost on the Bamforth Ridge trail north of the summit after it got dark.

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