Two hikers in their 20’s took a wrong turn while hiking at Cathedral Peak in the mountains above Mission Canyon and found themselves stranded on a the cliff face, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.
The hikers used their cell phones to call 911 and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was sent out to help.
Search and Rescue personnel hiked to the hikers’ location and used a system of ropes to rappel the stranded hikers, one from Santa Barbara and the other from Los Angeles, down to the base of the cliff.
Neither hiker was injured in the incident. Search and Rescue escorted the hikers back to their car on Tunnel Trail.
Two hikers got lost on Cathedral Peak in Mission Canyon on Sunday afternoon and needed to be rescued by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. They missed a turnoff to the trail, so and were unable to get back.
They called 911 from their cell phones, and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. Search and Rescue team was able to locate the duo – one from Santa Barbara and one from Los Angeles.
Rescuers used a system of ropes to repel the hikers down to the base. They were not injured.