Missing Hikers Found Near Sierra Madre After Overnight Search

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Three men who went missing while hiking in the mountains above Sierra Madre were found early Thursday after an overnight search, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Three men were found after an overnight search in the mountains above Sierra Madre on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (Credit: RMG News)

One of the hikers used a cell phone to call the Sierra Madre Police Department for help after getting separated from his friends in an area between Sierra Madre and Mount Wilson Observatory around 9:15 p.m., authorities said.

A Los Angeles County Fire air unit located all three men around 3:20 a.m., according to Deputy William Harrington of the Temple Sheriff’s Station.

They were confirmed to have been found about 30 minutes later on Rincon Red Box Road in the Angeles National Forest near Chantry Flat (map), Harrington said.

The hikers, who were all in their 20s, were reported to be in good condition.

The Montrose Police Department, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and Alta Dena Sheriff’s Station assisted in the search.

KTLA’s Chris Burrous and Rose Razeghi contributed to this report.