News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Jan. 6, 2022


A hiker in Colorado who was on a trail to Mount Elbert got lost on Oct. 18, wandering in the woods until the next morning around 9:30 a.m.

Lake County Search and Rescue began looking for the unidentified person that evening and continued through the night, Fox News reported, making repeated calls to the hiker's cellphone, which went unanswered.

The hiker, who didn't realize a search party was looking for them, told officials that they ignored the calls because they didn't recognize the phone number.

LCSAR recommended to hikers: "If you're overdue according to your itinerary and you start getting repeated calls from an unknown number, please answer the phone." [Fox News, 10/26/2021]