Posted: Jul 26, 2013 10:56 AM by KBZK Media Center
Whistles helped searchers find two hikers who lost their way on the Cedar Lake Trail in the Moonlight Basin area.
The hikers were part of a group of 27 people hiking in the area on Thursday. The hikers were reported missing at around 6:26 p.m.
The missing hikers were unfamiliar with the area and were not equipped to spend the night in the woods, according to a news release. Rescuers from Sheriff's Search and Rescue Big Sky section responded and began looking for the missing hikers on foot at around 8:20 p.m.
Searchers located the missing hikers at 9:03 p.m. They were tired but uninjured. The man and woman had taken a wrong fork in a trail intersection and had hiked in the wrong direction for a time.
Searchers used a whistle to locate the couple. One of the hikers also had a whistle and was able to answer back, which officials say helped to locate them.