At about 8:35 p.m. on Saturday night the Montrose Search and Rescue Team was activated to respond to the Mount Wilson area regarding two boy scouts and their leader who had been separated from their group while hiking and were presumed lost.
They were well equipped for the conditions and had planned to camp at a local facility. When they failed to arrive there, staff notified the Sheriff’s Department.
The Search and Rescue Team located the hikers near their last known location in the Mount Wilson area. They had begun to set up camp and had planned to continue their hike during daylight. They were all in good health and were all decided to continue camping for the night. Only one of the boys decided to walk out of the area with the Rescue Team and reunited with his family, according to Lt. Angela Shepherd, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.