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College-aged hikers rescued from Bishop Peak in SLO

Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo is framed by clouds and mustard.
Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo is framed by clouds and mustard. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Two college-aged hikers were rescued from Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Saturday night, after the pair became stranded on a high peak and could not navigate down the trail because it was dark.

The hikers called 911 at about 8 p.m. after going off-trail and climbing a steep gully to a lookout spot on top of Shadow Wall, a climbing face on the peak, according to a San Luis Obispo Fire Department news release. The hikers reported that they were not injured but had miscalculated the time and could not safely find their way down the trail, the fire department says.

The fire department and Cal Fire responded to the base of the peak and sent personnel and equipment to find the hikers. The hikers were safely rescued at about 10:45 p.m., according to the release. 

No citations were issued.

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