KCSO gives advice, warnings after 9 hikers need rescuing
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
Nine hikers have been rescued this week in the area of Tehachapi Mountain Park, the Kern County Sheriff's Office says.
Monday, a mother and her six children became disoriented while hiking on the Nuooah Trail. They were found using their cellphone GPS, the Sheriff's Office said.
Thursday, a couple also became disoriented and ended up off the trail. They, too, were found by rescuers because of their phone GPS, and they, too, were in good health.
The Sheriff's Office warned that cellphones can have spotty service in remote areas and urged people to take other precautions before and during hikes: stay on marked trails, pay attention to landmarks, take extra supplies, and always let someone know where you're going and what time you should return.