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Hikers rescued near Hungry Horse Reservoir

By Rebecca Vogt, KCFW Reporter, rvogt@kcfw.com
Published On: Oct 23 2013 02:34:24 PM MDT
Updated On: Oct 23 2013 06:29:48 PM MDT
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HUNGRY HORSE, Mont. -

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.