Lost Hikers Found
updated: May 01, 2012, 5:29 PM
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
A Santa Barbara Sheriff's helicopter in the air combined with Sheriff's deputies
on the ground to find two lost hikers on More Mesa near Hope Ranch Tuesday
At approximately 12:53pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Sheriff's deputies were
dispatched to an area near Mockingbird Lane and Calle Las Brisas for a report of
two women who may have gotten lost while hiking.
According to the reporting party, a 78-year old Santa Barbara woman and her
developmentally disabled adult daughter where hiking with a group of people on
More Mesa this morning when the two women became separated from the group.
When the missing women failed to appear, Sheriff's deputies where called. The
deputies began to search from the ground while a Sheriff's helicopter was
dispatched to search from the air. The helicopter crew spotted the missing women
shortly after reaching the area at approximately 1:35pm.
The helicopter crew helped direct the deputies on the ground to the women who
were indeed lost, but uninjured. The deputies assisted the women as they walked
off the mesa. The Sheriff's deputies also credit a jogger who observed the women
and assisted in finding them and returning the pair to safety.
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