Coast Guard Rescues Lost Hikers in Island Mountain Area
This is a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office:
On March 28, 2017, at approximately 5:06 P.M. the Trinity County dispatch center received a request from Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office to assist with the recovery of two lost hikers located in the Island Mountain area.
It was reported that the hikers were unfamiliar with the area and they had no food, camping equipment or warm clothes. One of the hikers was able to communicate via cell phone that no one was injured and the weather was not an issue. The hikers declined a helicopter being sent to their location, as they were attempting to walk to the Island Mountain Train Tunnel and requested deputies meet them there.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office re-contacted the Trinity County dispatch center at 12:30 A.M. advising that the hikers were successfully extricated by the Coast Guard via helicopter and taken to a local hospital to reunite with family.
The hikers are residents of Sonoma County.