Two Mountain Bikers Found After a Night in ANF


Two mountain bikers were found safe and uninjured after spending most of the night in Angeles National Forest.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station received a called at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday night concerning two brothers, ages 42 and 45, that had been separated from their two friends while mountain biking.  The four bikers had planned to ride from the Red Box area to Switzer Falls in the Angeles National Forest.

Montrose Search and Rescue members, assisted by a Sierra Madre team, began searching the area.  The friends reported the brothers had become separated from them about three miles from Switzer Falls.

When the friends realized the brothers had not returned to their vehicle, they called the sheriff and reported them lost, said Sgt. Tuinstra, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Crescenta Valley Station.

The two missing mountain bikers were found at 5:10 a.m. this morning near Switzer, tired but uninjured.