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Hikers Trapped In Dense Rhododendron Forest

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Hikers Trapped In Dense Rhododendron Forest

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Hikers Trapped In Dense Rhododendron Forest

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It took five hours to rescue the couple from the Irish mountainside. One of the rescuers to the BBC it was "like an impenetrable jungle."

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with news of a rhododendron rescue. Who knew a shrub known for its brilliantly colored blooms could be life-threatening? But a couple hiking in Ireland's Knockmealdown Mountains was trapped when they got lost on a hillside so thick with wild rhododendrons, one rescuer told the BBC it was as impenetrable as a jungle - so dense that people could not hear each other, which is why it took five hours to rescue them. It's MORNING EDITION.

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