Two hikers rescued from Mt. San Jacinto trail

MT. SAN JACINTO, Calif. - Two severely dehydrated hikers suffering from heat exhaustion were rescued Saturday while hiking on  Mt. San Jacinto.

California State parks was  notified of a male and female hiker struggling on the Skyline Rout and out of water around 2:50 p.m. Saturday, 

A California State Parks rescue team was quickly assembled consisting of two State Park Rangers, and three Park Aides. 

The hikers from San Diego, were found about 20 minutes later  at an elevation near 7500 feet, about 2 miles down the Skyline Rout.

The first California State Parks rescuers gave them water and food but realized the two could not reach the top of the trail safely. 

California State Parks stabilized the subjects and prepared them to be air lifted.   By 5:10 p.m.  the CHP Aviation Unit was able to safely hoist both hikers to safety.

No word on their condition. 

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