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Search crews responding to Devils Rest to find two lost hikers

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COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

Search and rescue crews are responding to Devil's Rest in the Columbia Gorge to find two lost hikers, according to Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

MCSO said the hikers, a man and a woman both 20 from Salem, went for a day hike from the Wahkeena Trailhead around 2 p.m. They continued to hike up to Devil's Rest but took a wrong turn.

After it got dark, the hikers used a cell phone to call for help around 7:15 p.m.

The hikers are not injured. They have limited emergency supplies with them and were not prepared to stay overnight.

MCSO said based on the description given by the hikers, they are confident of their location. It will take several hours for search crews to reach them and them bring them back down.

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