Lost Hikers Left Clues for Rescuers

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Officials say the Pennsylvania college students who got lost while sightseeing on an eastern Kentucky mountain last week left clues to help rescuers find them.

Rescue workers told The Mountain Eagle that the group of 37 students and three adults from La Salle University wrote notes in the snow and left a trail of candy wrappers, Pop-Tarts and empty water bottles to help authorities locate them.

One message written in the snow said "Keep going."

The group was rescued safely after an hours-long effort in rough terrain and freezing temperatures. They had been visiting eastern Kentucky on an annual mission trip to help build houses.

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