3 hikers rescued in the Sierra Nevada

Oct 13, 2015 1:22 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Three hikers are recovering after spending a blustery, cold night huddled together on the side of a rocky outcropping in the Sierra Nevada.

The Sacramento Bee reports Tuesday that the hikers began their hike on Friday afternoon.

The two men and a woman became stuck on a rocky ledge and called 911 for help.

Searchers first tried to hike up to the spot where the three were stuck, but could not get there safely in the dark.

The group, dressed in light clothing, huddled through the night without water or food. Around daylight Saturday, a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew spotted the three on a rocky perch.

Rescue personnel from the helicopter were lowered to the stranded hikers and they were helped to safety with ropes.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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