Hikers rescued near Hungry Horse Reservoir


POSTED: 2:34 PM Oct 23 2013   UPDATED: 6:29 PM Oct 23 2013
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Two men were rescued by search and rescue crews around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The men, both in their 60s, were reported missing in the area of North Biglow Lake around 1:30 a.m. NBC Montana learned the pair had been hiking with a group and split off to take a different route. The men were well prepared and built a fire to wait out the night.

Sheriff's office deputies and North Valley Search and Rescue Crews initiated a ground search. Two Bear Aviation located using night vision and infrared imaging and directed North Valley crews to the hikers, who were returned to their party without injuries.