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KCSO finds hikers who were lost on Pacific Crest Trail

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 18:14:07-04

UPDATE (3:07 p.m.): The Kern County Sheriff's Office says the two hikers who were reported lost Tuesday morning have been found.

KCSO says the hikers were found about 2 p.m. and did not need medical attention. 

They are now headed back home. 


The Kern County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team has been called out to the Pacific Crest Trail on Tuesday morning to help find lost hikers.

According to KCSO officials, while in the middle of a recovery effort in Lake Isabella, Search and Rescue crews were called to the PCT about five miles north of Highway 58. 

According to KCSO, Search and Rescue crews were called out to help look for two lost hikers after one of the hikers called KCSO asking for help, saying they were lost.

KCSO says the hiker who called had about 30 percent of battery life on their phone at the time of the call. The hikers are out of water, but are believed to still be hydrated. 

Search and rescue is still working to determine where exactly the hikers are.