Calif. cops rescue stranded Boy Scouts

One transported for heat exhaustion, difficult trail on 10-mile hike a factor

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt
San Bernardino County Sun

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Firefighters and sheriff's personnel rescued members of a Lake Arrowhead Boy Scout troop Saturday when they ran into trouble with the hot weather and a difficult hiking trail.

An 11-year-old boy who suffered heat exhaustion was taken to a hospital for treatment. No other members of the group were injured.

San Bernardino City fire spokesman Steve Tracy said the incident serves as a warning for people wanting to venture into the wilderness.

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