UPDATE: 7 hikers rescued by KCSO Search and Rescue


UPDATE (10:05 p.m.): All seven hikers have been located and rescued and are in good health according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bill Smallwood.

The hikers were all rescued at around 9:15 p.m. Smallwood said.

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Kern County Search and Rescue crews are looking for seven hikers lost in Tehachapi Mountain Park Monday afternoon.

KCSO officials said five adults and two children were reported as lost in the park at around 3 p.m. Monday.

Officials have been in contact with the group via cellphone and have been able to track them with GPS.

The sheriff’s office said the group should be rescued soon.

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