Human Chain Formed to Rescue Hikers in Michigan’s UP – The Good News
Sounds like a scene right out of the movies...except it wasn't.
Three young men recently tried to hike the River Trail at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the UP. It's 4-miles-long and separates the upper and lower falls.
The weather was mild, as it has been all winter long. However, as morning turned into afternoon, rain started to fall, creating icy conditions. The three of them found themselves stranded as they slid down an icy embankment. Luckily, they were able to call 911.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources sent park rangers, border patrol and EMS workers out with flashlights to find the men. After two hours, they were found near the river. One of the men was showing signs of hypothermia, and the rescuers had to form a human chain to pull them up.
The trail has since been closed to all foot traffic. Nice work, everybody!