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Rescuers helping hikers lost on Mt. Olympus

Published July 14, 2013 10:15 pm

Search and Rescue • The pair could not find their way back to Shoreline Trail.
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A search and rescue team is trying to help a pair of hikers down Mount Olympus after they got lost Sunday evening.

The 21-year-old man and woman went for a hike and went off Shoreline Trail — but could not find their way back to it before it got dark, so they called for help about 9 p.m., said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.

Neither of the hikers are hurt or in a dangerous spot, such as a cliff, he added.

They are about a mile up the mountain and in contact with the rescuers over the phone. The rescuers plan to hike up to the couple and guide them back down soon, Hoyal said.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

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