Missing Hiker didn't answer rescuer's calls because it was an unknown number

scandal 27/10/2021

Multiple calls from rescue teams were ignored by a missing hiker in the US because they didn't recognise the number.

The hiker had accidentally gotten off of their track and spent the night bouncing between trails trying to find the way back. They had no idea that a rescue team was even looking for them! 

The search and rescue team said in a statement,

If you’re overdue according to your itinerary, and you start getting repeated calls from an unknown number, please answer the phone; it may be a SAR team trying to confirm you’re safe!

Luckily, the hiker managed to find their way back home and the rescuers probably had a good laugh! So if you ever disappear on a hiking trail... ANSWER YOUR PHONE!