Officials locate missing hikers in remote area of Sequoia National Forest


The two people who went missing in a remote part of the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County were located, Tulare County Sheriff’s announced Tuesday.

The search began around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday when a 14-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man separated from their group near Johnsondale and Seven Teacups, according to officials.

The group of hikers were identified as Patricia Berry, Terra Berry, Kevin Fretwell and David Clark, all out of Kern County, according to Tulare County Sheriff.

California Highway Patrol helicopter helped hoist the sick hiker to a safe location, where he was then taken to a local hospital for further treatment. The other hiker was walked out to safety and reunited with the rest of the group.

It’s still unclear how the two got lost.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to be sure and take plenty of food and water when going out on hiking/camping trips in our area.

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