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Missing Hikers Found Safe In San Gabriel Mountains


JEFF: WE BEGIN “CBS 2 NEWS” AT 11 WITH BREAKING NEWS. RESCUERS ARE CODDLING IT A MIRACLE. TWO HIKERS MISSING FOR FIVE DAYS IN THE WILDERNESS HAVE BEEN FOUND ALIVE. 31-YEAR-OLD GABRIELLE WALLACE AND 33-YEAR-OLD ERIC DESPLINTER ARE BEING TAKEN TO A FIRE STATION ON MOUNT BALDY WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. SUZIE: A LIVE LOOK AT MT. BALDY. CREWS SPOTTED FOOTPRINTS AND FOLLOWED THEM UNTIL THEY FOUND A PAIR. THEY WERE MISSING SINCE SATURDAY WHEN THEY DIDN’T RETURN FROM PLANNED HIKE TO CUCAMONGA PEAK. JEFF: STU MUNDEL HAS THE LATEST. REPORTER: IT’S REALLY DARK. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT IS A RESCUE HELICOPTER AND THEY ARE IN THE MT. BALDY AREA. THE TWO PEOPLE I BEEN FOUND. IF YOU LOOK REALLY CLOSELY CAN SEE ANOTHER AIRLIFT ANOTHER PERSON BEING BROUGHT INTO THE HELICOPTER. THIS IS EXTREMELY FAR AWAY. IT’S EXTREMELY DARK TO DO THE PILOTS MUST HAVE ICE WATER IN THEIR VEINS AND A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY AT THEIR FINGERTIPS. I WILL GET WIDER TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA HOW FAR AWAY IT IS AND HOW DARK IT IS. THAT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH. BOTH OF THE HIKERS HAVE BEEN FOUND. THEY’VE BEEN MISSING SINCE SATURDAY. WE KNOW THERE’S A COMMAND POST FAR ON THE HILLSIDE. THIS HELICOPTER HAS BEEN MAKING TRIPS TO THIS LOCATION ON THE SITE OF MT. BALDY AND PICKING UP EITHER THE RESCUERS ARE THE VICTIMS AND BRINGING THEM OVER TO THE COMMAND POST. RIGHT NOW WE UNDERSTAND FROM THE INFORMATION ON THE GROUND BUT TO HAVE BEEN RESCUED AND ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL AS WE UNDERSTAND IT. RIGHT NOW THE RESCUE IS STILL ONGOING BUT ERIC AND GABRIELLE HAD BEEN FOUND AND APPARENTLY IN GOOD CONDITION. THE RESCUE IS ONGOING IN THE MT. BALDY AREA.

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22 thoughts on “Missing Hikers Found Safe In San Gabriel Mountains

  1. I’ve gone hiking before and miss calculated time and got lost in the dark scary thing , but glad they were found alive !

  2. Thank you God …I thought he was a experienced hiker. Hes got alot of experience now. It's the wilderness, not the local city park. Bet she doesnt go hiking with him again.

  3. πŸ€—πŸ’›πŸ’–Thank you Jesus for answering prayers…a big Thank you to all the rescue team πŸŒžπŸ˜πŸ’›πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š

  4. Hmm.. they weren't hurt but didn't try and backtrack back up to the trail? 5 days is a long time to sit in one place and not attempt to climb back up. I can't imagine just giving up on self recovery. Maybe we'll get a better explanation once they have time to rest .. glad that they are alive and safe

  5. I go hiking there all the time. They probably probably took icehouse canyon up. Very curious where they ended up. I always bring a emergency locator beacon on all hikes just in case. Glad they are alright.

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