4 missing hikers rescued in Plumas County

Jan 19, 2015 1:16 PM by News Staff

Butte County Search and Rescue crews rescued four people Sunday after they went missing while hiking in the High Lakes area of Plumas County.

The search was initiated Sunday morning when a Paradise resident reported their 17-year-old son and three of his friends had attempted to hike from Lotts Lake to Belden, but had become stuck.

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office requested help from the Butte County Search and Rescue team around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and then located the missing hikers later in the day.

According to the Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue Facebook page, when crews found the hikers they were suffering from serious hypothermia. The teens were examined by medics on the scene and reunited with their families.


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