Two lost hikers spent the night on Mount Baldy Monday evening after getting separated from the third person in their group.
The three men took the trek to the 10,064 foot summit Monday in the Angeles National Forest and agreed to meet at a waterfall on the trailhead later in the day, officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
One of the men made it to the fall while the two others didn’t. The hiker that made it to the fall hiked down Monday evening and alerted officials at 10:30 p.m. that two people from the group were missing.
Temperatures ranged from 53 to 60 degrees throughout the night. It was unclear if the missing hikers were equipped for the cool temps.
At about 6 a.m. Tuesday one of the lost men was located. A little more than four hours later the second displaced hiker was also located and safely brought down the mountain. At least one of the missing hikers was reported injured and required a hoisted helicopter rescue, officials said.
A man with unknown injuries and blood on his face was seen reuniting with the two other hikers who were hugging each other at the base of the mountain shortly after 10 a.m.