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Dehydrated hikers rescued in Verdugo

September 01, 2010

Two hikers were rescued by helicopter Sunday night after reporting they got lost while trekking the Verdugo Mountains, police said.

They called emergency dispatchers for help, but the calls kept disconnecting, police said.

A helicopter was dispatched about 11 p.m. to the area to look for the hikers, who were severely dehydrated.

The helicopter crew spotted a glow from a flashlight at 3,000 feet and flew to the mountain ridge, where they found the hikers, police said.

They were eventually airlifted to Brand Park, where they received treatment.

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