Montrose Search and Rescue Team members responded to a call of 12 stranded hikers at 11:08 a.m. this morning. The hikers started out of Chantry Flats earlier today, despite the impending storm, hoping to reach Mount Wilson.
“Four or five of the hikers got back to their car. The others were found and are being transported,” said CV Sheriff’s Station watch commander Lt. Debra Herman. They were found at 12:45 p.m. and were transported to their cars at the Chantry Flats area by the Montrose Search and Rescue Team and sheriff’s department vehicles.
In an interview on Friday, both MSR Team member Mike Leum and David Sweet, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, advised that no one go out into the storm if travel was not necessary.
The rain is predicted to continue throughout the day with snow levels dropping as low as 2,000 feet.
In other news, local high schools continue to compete in Long Beach at the annual FIRST robotics competition. To see up to date video, photos and information on the competition, visit the home page of cvweekly.com.