Searchers Rescue 40 College Students Who Got Lost On Hike

WHITESBURG, Ky. (March 8, 2013)--Forty Pennsylvania college students who were on a mission trip to Appalachia were rescued from a mountain in Kentucky after they got lost while hiking.

John Caroulis, a spokesman for La Salle University in Philadelphia, said one student remained in the hospital Friday morning as a precaution, but said the rest of the students were released.

All 40 were expected to return as scheduled Saturday.

Caroulis says the students were spending their spring break in Kentucky with Habitat for Humanity.

Kentucky State Police trooper Tony Watts said the group was reported missing at around 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mayking Volunteer Fire Chief Tony Fugate says the students were found around midnight.

He says they waited too late to head back from their hiking trip and became disoriented when it got dark.

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