Hiker, 14, rescued after losing Mesa Boy Scout group in Paria Ca - Tucson News Now

Hiker, 14, rescued after losing Mesa Boy Scout group in Paria Canyon

PAGE, AZ (CBS5) -

A 14-year-old boy has been rescued after he got separated from a Mesa church Boy Scout group during a multi-day hike in northern Arizona, authorities said.

Coconino County Sheriff's Office said they received a call about 11 p.m. Wednesday on a boy losing his group while hiking Paria Canyon, just off the Utah border, on the second day of their hike.

The scout leader hiked the group of six scouts out to Lee's Ferry where they lost the boy.

The DPS Air Rescue Helicopter and crew assisted Coconino County sheriff's deputies in the search and find the boy in the canyon about 3:30 a.m., and he was taken to the group at Lee's Ferry.

The boy said a muscle cramp caused him to stop hiking and he attempted to catch up with his group but said he couldn't before nightfall. The boy walked back up the canyon to the wide area in the canyon, where he put his sleeping bag in the open to be visible for searchers.

He was not hurt.

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