Police Helicoptor Locates Lost Hikers on Rustic Canyon Trail

State park rangers, the Los Angeles Police Department and Palisades Patrol led a search and rescue effort Sunday night.

Updated 11:37 p.m.

Two lost hikers made it home safely Sunday night after a search and rescue effort near Rustic Canyon Trail, according to .

Palisades Patrol, the and state park rangers responded to a call for help at the entrance to Rustic Canyon Trail, located at the top of Capri Drive and Sullivan Fire Road, around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, said Palisades Patrol Chief Executive Officer Scott Wagenseller. Two hikers reportedly needed assistance in navigating their way out of the canyon. 

Wagenseller said the LAPD used an air ship, and stationed public safety personnel at the trail entrance as well as an entrance to .

According to LAPD, the hikers grew concerned after sunset they would not find their way out of the park, but the two had cell phone reception and were able to guide the air ship to their location. They met officers on a main road approximately 50 yards away after reportedly hiking up a steep slope.

"The hikers were able to walk out and were able to make it to their car uninjured," Wagenseller said. The search wrapped up at approximately 9:30 p.m.


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