MALIBU—On Monday, January 21, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported just west of Tuna Canyon Road above the Pacific Coast Highway, search and rescue teams located two hikers who had been stranded in the Malibu region.
The two missing female hikers, one of whom was elderly, got lost about five miles above the Pacific Coast Highway. When their absence was reported, choppers and ground search and rescue crews set out.
Officials had a difficult time making their way over the mountains, with heavy winds in effect as the search commenced. Once they cleared the mountains, the choppers were able to use spotlights to scan the mountain area.
Both hikers were evaluated by medical personnel on PCH. Neither woman sustained serious injuries and were not in need of medical treatment.