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4 Hikers Stranded Since Sunday Rescued

The Heaton Flats area, where the hikers were stranded, as seen in June 2010 (Photo by simonov via Flickr)
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Three men and one woman were located early this morning in the San Gabriel Mountains after being stranded while waiting out the recent massive rainstorms. The hikers, all "Orange County residents ranging in age from 23 to 34," were found by search teams and helicopters deployed by Los Angeles County, according to LA Now.

The four had been reported as stranded on Sunday, notes CBS2, but rescue personnel "had been unable to get to the area because of dangerous flying conditions and treacherous water and debris flows." They were found late yesterday "in the area of the East Fork of the San Gabriel River" and removed today; none of the hikers needed medical attention.