Hiking Safety

The Lexington Fire Department is reminding hikers about safety after a dangerous rescue on Saturday. Always have a fully charged phone, a water bottle and never hike alone. In the latest incident the fallen hiker had potentially life-threatening injuries, according to Lexington Fire and Rescue.“We call it a low-frequency, high-risk event,” Batallion Chief Jordan Saas said hiking is a “low-frequency, high-risk event.” Rescuers are ready for when they do happen, though. The rescuers are trained in several different scenarios like rope rescue, trench collapse, structural collapse, and large animal rescue.

Source: MG News

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