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Eight women filming religious reality TV show Bad Girls Gone God are rescued off Arizona mountain in sweltering heat and say cops’ response was ‘divine intervention’
- A group of eight women filming a religious TV show Bad Girls Gone God had to be rescued off Camelback Mountain in Arizona
- Three of the women had to be hospitalized for heat-related illnesses after several of them had to be wheeled down the mountain
- Two of them had to be airlifted down and the rest managed to get down on their own
- Another group of hikers called 911 after the women started to get dizzy
- The women said they were participating in a strenuous activity to get closer to God and to test themselves physically
- Camelback Mountain was 100 degrees on Thursday and the peak can reach up to 150 degrees
A group of eight women filming a religious reality TV show called Bad Girls Gone God had to be rescued off an Arizona mountain in the sweltering heat and said police response was a divine intervention.
Phoenix firefighters had to assist the group of women down Camelback Mountain in 100-degree heat after they experienced heat exhaustion symptoms while filming on Thursday.
The women started their hike around 7am and were armed with only one water bottle each and roughly four cell phones. The woman reported feeling dizzy and lightheaded when another group of hikers called 911 for them.
‘We’re thinking if they didn’t call – I don’t know what would’ve happened, but we wouldn’t have made it, maybe,’ Tatiana Robinson told Fox 10. ‘I started getting really, really dizzy, and after a while, I just said: “No, I can’t do this.”‘
Kristen Livingston (left) and Tatiana Robinson (right) and six other women had to be rescued by Phoenix firefighters on Thursday after experiencing heat exhaustion in the 100-degree weather on Camelback Mountain
The group of women (pictured) said they were unprepared for the dangerously hot hike up the trail and had only geared themselves with water bottles and a few cell phones. They were filming a religious reality TV show called Bad Girls Gone God, which documents them doing strenuous activities to become closer with God
Several of the women had to be rolled down the mountain on stretchers. Three were taken to the hospital for heat-related illnesses
Another religious hiker Kristen Livingston also told the outlet she had an ‘episode’ in her car after the rescue effort – where many were carried down the mountain on stretchers and some were flown down in a helicopter.
‘I barely made it down. I had an episode in the car where I almost passed out. It was a lot,’ she told Fox 10.
The group was filming a reality TV show where they test their physical abilities and spirituality, but it seemed God had other plans for them, as three – who are aged 24, 42, and 50, were taken to the hospital.
The hikers reportedly told firefighters they didn’t do their research and didn’t get the forewarning about the dangerous temperatures and the strenuous trail.
‘God was definitely with us,’ Robinson said.
The women were from all over the country, including Alabama, Tennessee, and California.
Rescuers on the scene in the dangerous heat. The women said they weren’t prepared for the hike and had only equipped themselves with water bottles and a few cell phones
Two were airlifted down the mountain on Thursday after they started to experience dizziness
Camelback Mountain is a popular spot in Phoenix and the peak hits 1,280 feet which has been described as a ‘challenging climb.’
Rescue efforts are commonplace on the trails, according to the New York Post. Oftentimes the trail is closed when on hot days. It is unclear why the trail remained open on Thursday.
Temperatures near the peak can reach even higher and can reach up to 150 degrees, according to a Facebook group.
Camelback Mountain (pictured) is a popular spot in Phoenix that oftentimes closes trails when it gets too hot. It is unclear why the trail was not closed on Thursday