You don't know if it was because the hiker was too scared to answer their phone. We live in a society that is busy and so trained to not waste their time on 10 second spam calls, even if it kills you.
If I was lost I would answer any and all calls, scared or not.
If someone calls in a prank event that requires SAR they can get billed.
Not saying this was a prank, just saying at what point do people need to take responsibility for their actions?
2002 e350 window eb
Conversion in process. Lol