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Lost IL girls quickly rescued thanks to cell phone GPS

Two Saline County ladies were rescued from the Pounds Hollow area, Wednesday evening.

Saline County Central Dispatch received a 911 call of the pair being lost shortly before 6 p.m.

The two girls were hiking around Pounds Hollow Lake on Deer Run Trail and became lost.

"Saline County 9-1-1 used GPS tracking from the girls cell phone and was able to give those coordinates to the responders and we were able to find them quickly," said Steve Galt, Gallatin County EMA Director.

Shawneetown Fire Department members were able to go into the area and knew exactly where to go. "Without the co-ordinates it would have taken about two hours to get the girls out, in all it took about thirty minutes to get them out," continued Galt.

The girls were uninjured, just cold. Gallatin County EMS was placed on stand-by at the scene as a precaution, but were not needed.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office also assisted with the rescue.

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