TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – Pennsylvania Mountain Rescue is a wilderness rescue team that is called in to help with local fire departments searches. They were called in waiting for the missing hunter in Tobyhanna Township on Monday evening.
The rescue said that during the colder months, especially during the deer hunting season, they see an increase in rescue calls.
Eyewitness News spoke to Northeast Search and Rescue about what hunters can do to prevent themselves from getting into a rescue situation.
Search and Rescue advises hunters to tell someone where they are going and write it for them on a map. They also suggest bringing a fully charged cell phone, basic first aid kit, water, food, very warm and dry clothes, lighting equipment, a whistle, extra medicine, flashlights and extra batteries.
Northeast Search and Rescue also states that if you are injured, stop immediately and text a family member or call 911. Hunters also need to know how to generate their coordinates with a phone or portable GPS to get help. help as quickly as possible.
Journalist Sydney Kostus will have more of this story on Eyewitness News tonight at 6 p.m.