By Mary O’KEEFE
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. air unit and the Montrose Search and Rescue and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue teams found three missing hikers about 8:40 a.m. this morning, nearly 24 hours after the trio left on a hike in the Devil’s Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest.
The three male hikers began the morning hike about 9 a.m. on Monday and were scheduled to return to their homes about 6 p.m.
“When they didn’t arrive [a family member] contacted the station,” said Steve Goldsworthy, member of Montrose Search and Rescue Team. The team was called out around 11 p.m. Monday night.
“We found two of their vehicles, one at the entrance of [Devil’s Canyon] and the other at Mt. Waterman,” Goldsworthy said.
Apparently the hikers were planning the hike to end at Mt. Waterman.
LA. County Fire copter 12 is on scene to assist search and rescue with the hoisting out of the hikers and team members. No injuries were reported.