4 Hikers Saved From Flooding in California Storm

By Associated Press
|  Monday, Mar 3, 2014  |  Updated 6:41 AM PDT
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Extreme Weather: Typhoon Rammasun

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Four hikers were rescued overnight after they became trapped by rising floodwaters in Malibu Creek State Park.

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Four hikers were rescued overnight after they became trapped by rising floodwaters in Malibu Creek State Park, sheriff's officials said Sunday.

The hikers were rescued around 3 a.m. and flown out by helicopter after a risky rescue, Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker said.

The hikers were cold and exhausted but not hurt.

They had become trapped between a high wall and rising floodwaters at Malibu Creek in a remote area of the park.

One of the hikers called for help around 6:30 p.m. as it was getting dark and their cellphones were dying, the sheriff's department said.

A storm that has pounded California through the weekend is easing. But the risk of mudslides remains, and local creeks and drainage channels are swollen with water.

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