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Hikers rescued after getting stranded overnight in Clear Creek

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Photos courtesy Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Photos courtesy Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Crews near Camp Verde have reportedly rescued hikers who were part of a Boy Scout troop that got stranded overnight. Two men and a teenager became stranded in West Clear Creek on Saturday.

A 70-year-old man who was among the hikers was not able to hike out of the area because of a medical condition.  The senior's son and teenaged grandson stayed with the man Saturday night.  Two other hikers, a father and son, also decided to stay overnight.

DPS rescue crews and Yavapai Sheriff's deputies helped with an airlift operation to get the 70-year-old out of the rugged and remote area on Sunday morning.  He was taken to a hospital in Camp Verde for treatment.  Four others who stayed overnight have returned safely to their base camp, or were escorted out of the area where they were stranded.

A total of eight teenagers and four adults did not return from their hike at the designated time on Saturday.  Most of the members of the group were able to get out on their own on Saturday.

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