Two people had to be rescued along the Billy Goat Trail in Maryland on Tuesday due to the heat.

Two people had to be rescued along the Billy Goat Trail in Maryland on Tuesday due to the heat.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said a woman was quite far down the trail when she likely began to suffer from the effects of the high temperatures.

She couldn’t get out on her own, so she had to be transported by helicopter. Piringer said she was in a difficult situation and depending on where they were, the most effective way to extract her was by helicopter.

His condition was serious but not life threatening, Piringer said.

Earlier, a man had been driven away, possibly also due to heat exhaustion.

Piringer said such rescues are common because people often underestimate how difficult the Billy Goat Trail can be, especially in hot weather.

If you’re on the trail, Piringer said use common sense: hydrate yourself, wear the right shoes, and charge your cell phone in case you have any issues.

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