Bad Branch Falls

40 Hikers Rescued; Were Lost on Ky. Mountain

Mar 8, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than three-dozen Pennsylvania college students visiting Kentucky for a mission trip got lost after their hike unexpectedly stretched into the night, prompting an hourslong effort to rescue them from rough terrain and freezing temperatures, officials said Friday.

The group apparently got disoriented when it got dark while they were hiking near Bad Branch Falls, a state nature preserve near Whitesburg, officials said.