Hikers rescued from rising water in California park
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.
Rain causes trouble in California
The state of California has been under several flash flood warnings after a system brought them plenty of rain this weekend. Too much, perhaps for the previously drought-stricken state.
The rain could cause severe complication in L.A. and for movie-lovers all around the world as the Academy Awards are on later on today. At the very least, the stars might have to take an umbrella with them.