Nov 5 – At 14:34, Headquarters dispatched Company 25 to the Appalachian Trail access from Leidigh DR for a report of two hikers lost on the trail. The hikers started at the trail access from Leidigh DR and hiked south on the trail before becoming lost.
Command 25 set up a command post on Gutshall LN and requested additional manpower from Companies 23 (Upper Allen), 33 (New Kingstown), 40 (Cumberland-Goodwill EMS), 41 (Union-Carlisle), and 36 (Citizens Fire Co No. 1). In addition, off-road vehicles were brought from Companies 23, 40, and 36.
Teams worked their way toward the victims from three different directions: Gutshall RD (U25, UTV40), Kuhn RD White Rock Trail Access (E25, BR41, U23 and UTV23), and the Tressler Wilderness Center (UTV36). Units from 33 and A91 (Yellow Breeches EMS) and PA State Police staged at the command post. UTV 100 (New Cumberland River Rescue) staged at Leidigh Park.
The Gutshall RD Recon Group located the subjects at 15:40 hrs. 30 minutes later at 16:10 hrs, the subjects were safely off the mountain and back at the command post. Neither subject was injured and they were returned to their vehicle at the Leidigh DR access.
Units were available at 16:14 hrs.