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Unprepared hikers rescued from Bryce Canyon National Park

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Two park visitors from California had to be rescued from Bryce Canyon National Park Tuesday after getting caught on a trail unprepared for the sudden severe weather.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the two were hiking a trail when they got lost and caught up in bad weather. The pair were eventually able to get help after another group of hikers found them and were able to call park rangers.

The sheriff’s office says that despite the government shutdown park rangers were able to respond quickly and contacted Garfield County dispatch who activated Search and Rescue efforts.

The pair were recovered without issue and no one was injured in the incident. A total of 24 people assisted in the rescue.

Garfield County Sheriff asks that everyone be prepared for any kind of weather condition before initiating a hike in Bryce Canyon National Park or any surrounding areas.

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