UNION COUNTY, Ailing. (WSIL) — A pair of hikers are house protected Friday night after authorities stated they had been lacking for a number of hours.
Officers with the Union County Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed these hikers went lacking round 1 p.m. on the “Panther’s Den Path” within the Shawnee Nationwide Forest.
These hikers, a lady and her 5-year-old youngster went out on the path however weren’t heard from for about 4 hours.
Information three WSIL spoke with a conservation police officer from the Illinois Division of Pure Sources about what a hiker can do in the event that they discover themselves in any such scenario.
Conservation Officer Shane Teas stated the very first thing hikers ought to do in the event you get separated out of your group is to remain the place you’re. He additionally really useful having a change of clothes, particularly through the colder months when the climate can change pretty shortly.
Teas additionally stated have a compass useful to assist information you again to your group.
“For those who could not cellular phone service that work the apps, a compass is a good suggestion. A map most definitely or a compass, even when you do not have sign for a digital gadgets. You are at all times have a compass to have the ability to level you again to the course you got here from,” stated Officer Teas.
Authorities confirmed the girl and her younger youngster had been discovered by different hikers and so they led them again to authorities round 5 p.m. Friday night.