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Local Scouts come to hikers' rescue


Last updated 7/17/2008 at Noon

During the late afternoon hours of Friday, June 20, Boy Scout Troop 725 of Fallbrook used their skills to help a San Diego couple hiking in Julian, and as a result, became the couple’s heroes.

Tony de Garate and Mimi Kramer, both experienced hikers and members of the Sierra Club, were enduring blistering 105-degree temperatures when a dire situation evolved during their day hike to Three Sisters Falls.

The couple started their hike at 9 a.m. Nearly two-thirds of the way into their journey, de Garate noticed the heat was getting to his girlfriend. Kramer was complaining of nausea and lig...

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