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Florida hikers lost on trail in the Gorge rescued by search crews

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COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

A pair of hikers from Florida lost in Yeon State Park were located by rescue crews and brought back safely early Tuesday morning.

The hikers contacted deputies at 5 p.m. Monday to report they were on a five mile hike on the Elowah Falls trail when they ran out of water, became exhausted and were not sure where they were on the trail of if they had taken a wrong trail.

The hikers told deputies they had not seen any other hikers and had no emergency supplies with them.

The hikers were advised to call 911 so their cell phone could be pinged.

Search and rescue crews were able to determine their approximate GPS location and teams were deployed at 8:45 p.m. to find them.

Searchers made contact with the lost hikers on the Nesmith Point trail at 10:30 p.m. They were evaluated and given water, before being escorted back up the trail to a search and rescue vehicle.

At 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, they arrived safely at the command post and were returned to their vehicle.

The hikers were identified as Robert Denney, 39, and Andrea Kraiosky, 37, both from St. Petersburg, FL. Deputies said they were in good condition and were grateful for the assistance from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office search and rescue crews.

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