Missing Group of Hikers Found Safe in Fresno County Mountains

June 25, 2008 10:27:24 PM PDT
A wilderness adventure company says a group of hikers who went missing in the Central Sierra Nevada has been found safe. Brad Mushovic, executive director of Outward Bound's wilderness programs, says the missing group of nine teenagers and two adult guides called the organization after hiking to a nearby store.

They turned up safe just hours after Fresno County Sheriff's officials launched a search for the group. Authorities say they had failed to meet up with a third guide as planned Saturday during their two-week backpacking and rock-climbing trip.

Mushovic says the group told him Wednesday afternoon that they were awaiting searchers at the Florence Lake Store, just north of where they went missing.


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