MT. BALDY (CBSLA.com) — A pair of missing hikers were found safe Wednesday after going missing overnight in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The two brothers from Chino Hills, ages 70 and 73, left for a hike near Mt. Baldy around 5 a.m. Tuesday and were reported missing when they failed to return by 4 p.m., Jodi Miller, of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, said.
A search was launched with the help of a helicopter and K-9s.
Additional support was deployed at daybreak Wednesday.
“At approximately 6:30 a.m., one of the hikers, 70 year old male, was able to walk out and was located. He was found to be in good condition,” officials said.
Heun Pung Auh told deputies that he and his brother, Kil Pyung Auh, became separated Tuesday near the San Antonio Falls.
A helicopter located Kil Auh around 12 :45 p.m. and hoisted him to safety.
He was reunited with his family and taken to a local hospital for dehydration and fatigue, officials said.