A Fontana deputy came to the rescue when five USC students became lost while hiking on Mt. Baldy on Tuesday evening. The three students, Vishnupriya Ravibalan, 23, Venkat Tumu, 21, and Aditya Iyer, 22, decided to go on a hike. The students reached the peak of the mountain then took the wrong trail to get back down. The students noticed that they were lost and called 911 for help.
A Fontana Station deputy arrived and while en route, learned that the hikers were unprepared and did not have food, water, or a flashlight. One of the hikers also had a sprained ankle. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene, but before they could arrive the Fontana deputy located them. The three were evaluated and guided off of the trail.
The West Valley Search & Rescue team and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind all hikers to have the appropriate clothing, food, water, gear and the ten essentials when hiking in the wilderness.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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