Hikers missing in hills behind Diablo Canyon power plant are found

jlamb@thetribunenews.comJuly 2, 2013 

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant

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Four Riverside County men who walked into the hills behind Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant Monday, became lost and spent the night outdoors were found by searchers Tuesday, according to authorities.

Two men — Todd Wallace, 42, and Thomas Baumbach, 56 — were found about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday after calling the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office from a cellphone around 4:30 p.m., saying they could not find their way out of the area.

The other two men, Ron Jennings, 52, and David Root, 54, were found about an hour after their friends.

None of the men was injured, but they complained of being dehydrated and were treated by medics at the scene, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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