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Hikers rescued from rising water in California park

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Rodrigo Cokting
Staff writer

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 12:31 PM -

Four hikers were stranded on rocks when the water level of a nearby waterway increased to dangerous levels.

The hikers were forced to ask for help on Saturday night at about 7 p.m. once they realized they were trapped. Emergency crews quickly made their way to Malibu Creek State

Officials weren't able to send the helicopter to help them because of the stormy weather in the state. The search-and-rescue team stayed by the hikers' side all night since they would not be able to continue their attempts till morning.

The crew reached the hikers at about 3 a.m. in a steep gorge inside the park. They were loaded on life rafts and taken to safety. The hikers appeared to be uninjured.


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