On Sunday at 4:15 p.m., five Glendale Fire units (one battalion chief, one engine company, one truck company, one urban search and rescue company, and one basic life support ambulance), along with the Glendale Police Dept. Airship under the direction of Battalion Chief Thomas Propst, responded to a mountain rescue located at Honolulu Avenue and Whiting Woods Road in the city of Glendale.
Glendale Engine 29 arrived first on scene and, assisted by the Glendale Police Dept. airship, initiated a ground and aerial search for the hikers.
After narrowing the search area, the airship observed the three male hikers stranded in a remote trail located approximately one mile up the main motorway.
Glendale firefighters were able to make contact with the three hikers and guide them back to safety. Glendale Fire Dept. paramedics assessed the hikers who were not injured.
The Glendale Fire Dept. encourages residents to bring water, a light snack and a charged cellphone with them when hiking in the mountains and hills of Glendale.
Additionally, persons hiking the trails should always stay on the trails to prevent getting lost.