Rescue attempt in place Sunday morning for Boy Scout hikers stuck overnight

CAMP VERDE, AZ - Crews near Camp Verde have reportedly rescued hikers from a Boy Scout troop who have been stranded overnight.

According to Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, three men who were part of the hiking group, became stranded Saturday in the West Clear Creek area near Bull Pen Road.

One of the hikers, a 70-year-old man was unable to hike out from the area due to a medical condition and two others, believed to be his son and grandson, stayed with him throughout the night.

Crews were able to airlift the man from the area and are getting him to medical treatment. The remaining two hikers were able to return to base camp without injury, officials said.

Steep terrain was expected to make for a more difficult rescue.

Reports that the hikers needed help came after the group did not return to a meeting area as promised and were unable to be contacted by phone, YCSO says.

Other members of the hiking group were able to meet rescue crews Saturday and walk to safety around 6 p.m.

Officials planned to rescue the stranded hikers when daylight broke Sunday morning.



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