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2 Young Hikers Rescued After Freezing Night On Mt. Baldy

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Search crews in Mount Baldy have located two young hikers reported missing Friday night, according to ABC Local. San Bernardino sheriff's officials with the help of volunteers were able to locate 13-year-old Raul Gutierrez and his 20-year-old cousin Oscar Monrreal who left for a hike on Friday morning with their dogs and did not return.

According to CBS Local, the hikers were attempting to take a short cut off the mountain near the San Bernardino county line approximately 55 miles east of Los Angeles.

“We were pretty high up in the mountains and we decided to take a short cut,” Oscar Monrreal said in an interview. “It was really rough terrain and we got lost." They were reportedly wearing winter gear and had a flashlight used to signal a search helicopter before spending the cold night sleeping under a bulldozer.