HIKERS RESCUED AFTER OVERNIGHT ORDEAL

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East County News Service

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

November 28,2016 (Dehesa) — Three hikers were stranded overnight in Sloan Canyon near Dehesa after one fell and injured his head on Saturday.

A rescue helicopter was unable to fly due to a storm. Drenched by the deluge in chilly temperatures, the hikers were rescued the next morning by a Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team which used ropes and pulleys to bring them to safety.

All were in good condition and declined medical treatment, 10 News reports.

The incident serves as a reminder to hikers of the importance to be prepared for an emergency by carrying a cell phone, GPS device to pinpoint your location for rescuers, warm clothing,  a flashlight that can also be used to signal a rescue helicopter, a  first aid kit,  extra water and food supplies.