Two hikers lost at Henry W. Coe State Park walked into the command post of searchers out to find them Saturday night, Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies said this morning.
The hikers, deputies said, had apparently spotted the lights of the search-and-rescue team’s command post and walked toward them.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Sgt. Don Morrissey said one of the hikers had text-messaged his wife from his cell phone at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, informing her that he and his fellow hiker were lost. She notified the sheriff’s department at 6:30 p.m., and the search and rescue team as well as state park rangers began searching for the hikers, both 28.
The hikers’ truck had been was found near the park’s main ranger station.
Actually no need to click on the link, this is the whole item. Two things of note: a) Getting found after dark can be easier because lights can be great directional tools — so there’s no need to panic in such a situation; and b) text messaging often works in areas where cellphones don’t.