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Eight rescued after being stranded on Black Creek Mountain

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a call for help at approximately 2:45 a.m. Monday morning, from several stranded people on the side of Black Creek Mountain. 

A total of eight people, ranging in age from 11 to 17,  had to be rescued using the Chattanooga Fire Departments off road vehicles, with assistance from personnel with TWRA and a retired 911 dispatcher.

The parties had been stranded for two days in a remote area, after making a wrong turn and getting their Jeep Wrangler stuck in the mud.

They called for assistance first from friends with other four wheel drive vehicles but the attempts resulted another vehicle breaking down and more parties stranded.

Those stranded were not prepared for the lower temperatures which prompted Chattanooga Fire department to respond after Park Rangers apparently refused to help.

All victims were safely transported down the mountain, no medical attention was needed. After warming up at Chattanooga Station 3, the parties were able to call family members to transport them home.

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