Lost hikers saved by St. Maarten police

POSTED: 01/29/13 12:54 PM

St. Maarten – Last Sunday at approximately 06.30 p.m. the Central Police Dispatch received a phone call from a female stating that she and her female friend had left from the Emilio Wilson Park at 3 p.m. for a hike through the hills to Pic Paradise on the French Side.

During their hike they got lost because of the darkness, and could not find their way back. The hiker also stated that they were lost somewhere in the hill above the Emilio Wilson Park. Search and rescue-team consisting of eight police officers was put together to look for the two lost hikers. Equipped with flashlights, machetes, rope, water and first-aid kit the police went into the darkness in search of the two lost hikers.

The hiker used the light of their cellphone to point out their location. It took the officers one and an half hour to locate and reach the hikers. The two twenty four-year-old Dutch hikers with the initials O.K. and K.R were in good health and were brought down the hill by the officers which also took an hour and a half.


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