Custer County Search and Rescue: “take twice as much water” when outdoors in extreme heat

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photo courtesy: Custer County Search and Rescue

CUSTER COUNTY, S.D. — Custer County Search and Rescue responded to a report of a hiker in distress around 7 p.m. Tuesday on Black Elk Peak.

The hiker had run out of water after taking a wrong turn and was experiencing symptoms of dehydration. She was able to walk down part of the way after receiving fluids from rescue crews and then was taken by UTV back to the trail head.

With temperatures in the triple digits again Wednesday, Custer County Search and Rescue says it’s very important that anyone participating in outdoor activities use care and bring twice as much water as they think they’ll need.

Extra snacks, clothing for unexpected shifts in weather, flashlights, and first aid supplies are all recommended as well, along with a battery-operated cellphone charger.

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