Seven students and two teachers were rescued in Kingdom Come State Park in Harlan County after they went missing Friday afternoon.
Dan Mosley, Harlan County judge-executive, said several rescue teams assisted in looking for the group. As of 5:45 p.m. the students and teachers were on their way to being reunited with relatives. No one was injured, Mosley said.
Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said the group was trying to get out of the park about noon when they got lost. One of the teachers was in contact with police at 4:30 p.m., but police said they thought the teacher's cellphone battery went dead.
The students and teachers are from Leatherwood Elementary School in Perry County. They were on a school field trip, Jacobs said.
Kingdom Come State Park includes 1,283 acres and more than a dozen hiking trails.