Hikers blasted for requesting air rescue for blisters

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/10
By: Wu Jhe-hao and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) Three hikers who asked to be airlifted from a mountain in central Taiwan on 54601714Wednesday have been criticized for calling for help simply because of fatigue and blisters and refusing medical care after returning to safety.

The hikers were part of an 11-member group that set off for a hiking activity in Taiwan’s Central Mountain range in Hualien County on June 4.

On June 8, the Nantou County Fire Department received a call for help on its 119 hotline from the hiking group, which was in Xinyi Township of Nantou County.

The caller said the three hikers, all in their 50s, were unable to continue because of exhaustion or blisters on the soles of their feet.     [FULL  STORY]

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