Lost Hikers Rescued in Woods Near Jessup

JESSUP -- Two hikers are expected to be okay after getting lost in the woods for hours in Lackawanna County.

Rescue crews helped the hikers -- ages 17 and 21 -- out of the woods in Jessup around 10:30 p.m.

Police say the hikers went missing near the nature conservatory around 6:30 p.m.

One hiker hurt his ankle, but he is expected to be okay.

Crews tell Newswatch 16 this isn't the first time they've had to rescue hikers in Jessup.

They say the area is very maze-like, and hikers often underestimate how quickly the sun goes down this time of year.


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