ALTADENA (CBSLA.com) — Two hikers and their dog were safely rescued early Monday morning after being lost in the Angeles National Forest.
The 22-year-old man and 21-year-old woman started a hike around 4 p.m. Sunday near Rubio Canyon, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: Actor Ricky Schroder Argues With Costco Employee About Mask Confusion
They called 911 around 11:30 p.m. when they became lost on an unfamiliar trail in the darkness.READ MORE: Pursuit And Standoff Ends In Riverside With One Suspect Under Arrest
Search crews were able to make voice contact with the pair and led them, along with their dog Cheerios, out to safety around 2 a.m., officials said.
Authorities warn residents to always prepare for the unexpected when enjoying the outdoors. An LASD Search and Rescue Hiking Plan sheet should be filled out before a hiking/camping expedition.MORE NEWS: Mandatory Evacuations And Warnings Remain For Palisades Fire; Investigators Continue Search For Suspected Arsonist