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Firefighters locate, return lost hikers in Monserate Mountain area


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 2:58pm

FALLBROOK – North County Fire Protection District spokesperson Capt. John Choi reported Friday, Jan. 15 that the department was able to locate and return two lost hikers, one of which suffered a fall, after they got lost "fairly far away" from the Monserate Mountain Trail in Fallbrook.

Capt. Choi reported that NCFPD called in an ASTREA aircraft to help locate the hikers, and when they did, it guided the department's ground troops to them and they returned the pair back to safety.

Capt. Choi reported neither hiker had suffered any life-threatening injuries.

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