Dehydrated hiker rescued in ND park

Associated Press

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Staff at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota used flashlights and horses to rescue a hiker after he became dehydrated and texted for help.

Park spokeswoman Eileen Andes tells The Dickinson Press that 23-year-old Andrew Sparks was well-prepared for a two-night outing in the park's North Unit, but he lost a water bottle.

The high temperature in the area on Monday was 96 degrees.

Sparks texted for help about 7:30 p.m. Monday and was brought out of the backcountry shortly after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Andes did not know where Sparks is from.