Dayton and Sheridan Search and Rescue Execute Save at Tongue River Canyon

The Tongue River Canyon turned treacherous this weekend when two hikers were caught in inclement weather.  The Dayton Search and Rescue successfully extracted a stranded hiker from the canyon Saturday.  (Photo by Tracee Davis)
The Tongue River Canyon turned treacherous this weekend when two hikers were caught in inclement weather. The Dayton Search and Rescue successfully extracted a stranded hiker from the canyon Saturday. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Sheridan County Emergency Services were called to the Tongue River Canyon this weekend when some hikers ran into trouble.

Sheriff's deputy, Cpl. Allen Thompson, explains what happened.

Thompson said rain had made the rocks on trail too slippery for one hiker to navigate. He said the operation went smoothly due to the cooperation of the rescuers and rescuees.

Thompson also said checking the weather forecast and bringing a friend are two important measures of hiking safety.

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