Found Safe and Sound: Hikers in distress launches search in Marquette County along the North Country Trail

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-30-18 – 4:46 p.m.

The hikers have been found and are safe and doing good.

3:44 p.m. ET

Turned around hikers told to stay put, rescuers on the way

North Country Trail graphic

Two hikers did smart thing with cell phones dying – they called 911 in Marquette County

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director

(Marquette County, MI) – A search is underway for two lost hikers off the North Country Trail along County Road 550.

Marquette County Central Dispatch sent out a page for a search party at about 2:50 p.m. ET this afternoon, Mon. April 30, 2018.

Its a beautiful day in the 70’s – and many people are venturing out after a long winter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Paged into duty was the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Unit.

Rescuers are being sent to the North Country Trail Head on County Road 550 Harlow Lake “regarding two missing hikers.”

The two females apparently got turned around while on the North Country Trail even crossing some kind of wires or fence. With their cellphones about half way to dying, they called 911.

They are following official instructions and staying put – rather than wandering. A smart move.

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