JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark. – Two stranded hikers are recovering after being rescued over the weekend.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) says it happened around 3 p.m. Saturday in the area of Forest Service Road 1475 near Ozone.
That’s where a man was said to be suffering from heat exhaustion while hiking on bluffs with his 13-year-old son. They had reportedly been stranded for around four hours before help arrived.
The JCSO says the first deputy to arrive at the scene walked about 400 yards and began calling out for the father and son. The officer found the father very weak and unable to walk.
After other rescue crews arrived, the man was removed from the bluffs and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that it was proud of the bravery of the rescuers and the victim’s son.