Eight women filming religious reality show Bad Girls Gone Good hiked up a mountain in scorching heat and had to be rescued, then thanked God instead of the helicopter
Rescue workers had to save a group of women filming a religious reality TV show on a sweltering mountain – and they thanked “divine intervention” for their happy escape.
The eight women filmed “Bad Girls Gone Good” on Camelback Mountain in Arizona, USA, in 38°C heat.
They set out on the mountain at 7 a.m. Thursday (June 23) with just a bottle of water each and four phones.
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Other hikers were forced to call 911 on her behalf after reporting heat exhaustion symptoms including dizziness and lightheadedness.
Tatiana Robinson told Fox 10: “We’re thinking about it if they hadn’t called – I don’t know what would have happened but maybe we wouldn’t have made it.
“I got really, really dizzy and after a while I was like, ‘No, I can’t do this’.”
Phoenix firefighters helped the women down the mountain, some carried on stretchers and others flown down in a helicopter.
Three of the group, aged 24, 42 and 50, were hospitalized.
Kristen Livingston said: “I barely made it. I had an episode in the car where I almost passed out. It was a lot.”
Bad Girls Gone Good was supposed to test their physical abilities and their spirituality, but the walkers told the firefighters they wouldn’t start their investigation on the dangerous trail.
Despite this, they remained firm in their belief that it was all God’s plan.
“God was definitely with us,” Robinson said.
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According to the New York Post, rescuers are frequently called to rescue ill-prepared hikers on Camelback Mountain, a tricky climb with a 1,280-foot summit.
In addition, the temperatures there can get so high that the authorities often have to close the mountain.
Temperatures in Arizona can reach nearly 50°C.