Two hikers were rescued in Idyllwild after one of them called for help from his cell phone on Sunday Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., it was reported.
According to Riverside Sheriff officials, one of the hikers called for help when he and his partner lost their way on a trail in Humber Park.
A deputy responded to the trailhead and coordinated assistance from the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit to respond to the lost hikers and bring them to safety.
Members of the RMRU arrived and found Brian Wong and David Wilmer shivering on a large rock, Sgt, John Morin stated in a written report.
Both men were uninjured and escorted out of the area by rescue personnel.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department advises hikers to carry proper equipment including: clothing, water, food, cell phones, maps and GPS.
The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit offers several helpful, lifesaving tips on their website at www.rmru.org.
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