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GCSO: Woman who didn't wear appropriate footwear during Fossil Creek hike had to be rescued

GILA COUNTY, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Officials with the Gila County Sheriff's office said a woman who had to be rescued from a hike at Fossil Creek over the weekend was not wearing appropriate footwear.

According to a post made by the department on its unverified Facebook page Monday, the woman, along with seven others, had to be rescued out of Fossil Creek on Sunday. Department officials posted two photos of the woman wearing flip flop-style footwear. The woman was not identified by officials, and officials also didn't elaborate on what led to the rescue.

"Definitely not appropriate footwear for the ten-mile hike," officials wrote on the Facebook post.

According to a sign posted in the area by the GCSO, 200 people have to be rescued from Fossil Creek each year, and officials recommend people to bring at least 1.5 gallons (~5.68 liters) of water per person, and to wear sturdy hiking shoes instead of flip flops.

According to recreation.gov, Fossil Creek is one of only two Wild and Scenic rivers in Arizona., It is located northeast of the Valley, inside the Coconino National Forest.

FOX 10 reported on this story from Phoenix.