Air 1 finds missing hikers at Liberty Lake Park

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 7:46 PM

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- The Air 1 helicopter helped locate two missing hikers at Liberty Lake Park Sunday evening.

Around 9 p.m. Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call from family members of the 18-year-old female and 17-year-old male. The family members said the two of them left to go hiking around 11:30 a.m. and had not returned.

Both of the hikers had their cell phones with them and they were able to call 911. 911 was then able to give the hiker’s coordinates to Park Rangers on the ground.

Air 1, which is operated by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, was sent out and found the hikers within 25 minutes of takeoff.

The crew guided deputies to the hikers and they were able to escort them out of the woods safely.

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