On Sunday September 3rd, the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was activated by the Los Angeles county Fire Department to search for two missing hikers.
The missing individuals, 17 year old male and female residing in Arcadia, had called 911 to state they had been hiking since 6:00PM and had become lost in the mountains above Altadena.
Rescue team members were able to communicate with the lost hikers via text message, with the hikers describing thier surroundings. Based on the information received, team members began up the Mt. Lowe Rd. At approximately midnight, the individuals were located approximately 5 miles north of Altadena.
The hikers were not familiar with the area, and without flashlights or any hikin equipment, became lost after taking a wrong trail. The uninjured hikers were transported to their residence in Arcadia and released to a parent.