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Distressed Hikers Rescued This Morning

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Sonora, CA — Thanks to the combined forces of the Tuolumne County Sheriff Department´s Search and Rescue team and the CHP, two hikers were rescued this morning.

Thursday evening the Sheriff´s Department received word there were two distressed hikers in the area between Chewing Gum Lake and Crabtree Meadows. Deputies and Search and Rescue Team members searched until darkness.

This morning a CHP helicopter spotted the hikers in the area of Bear Lake. The hikers were picked up and transported to their vehicle.

Neither was in need of any immediate medical attention.

Written by Bill Johnson