Lost hikers rescued 3 times at Cedar Lake

By Heartland News

JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A group of hikers from Geneva, Illinois had to be rescued from Cedar Lake three times over the weekend.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's office, a man called around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 13th saying he and a friend were lost on a trail. The caller told dispatch that they had no water and couldn't move forward.

Sheriff's deputies and some local fisherman found the two men around 7:30 Friday night. During the initial search, deputies also found two other hikers near the spillway. According to the department, rescue crews took all four people back to their vehicle after they refused treatment.

The next day, the sheriff's department said the group called them again asking for help getting back to their campsite. A deputy helped them get back to the campsite and left.

According the sheriff's department, a short time later, the group called again saying they were in need of water and couldn't make it back to their vehicle. A rescue boat found them and again helped them back to their vehicle.

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