Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies from the Cabazon Station responded to the Palm Springs Tramway at 6 p.m. Saturday after receiving a call of lost hikers.
Kathy Standen of Rancho Palos Verdes reported that she and a friend, John Hadley of Rolling Hills, were lost on the mountain about 3 miles from the Palm Springs Tramway.
Sheriff’s Department and its aviation unit personnel, Riverside County Mountain Rescue and Mt. San Jacinto State Park rangers responded.
The aviation unit located the hikers on the mountain, and at about 9:45 p.m. the aviation unit successfully lifted the hikers off the mountain. Both hikers were uninjured and in good spirits, according to the Sheriff’s Department press release.