Helicopter Rescues Lost Hiker in Point Reyes

The hiker had had called his family on his cell phone to tell them he was trying to find his way out of the park.

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    The CHP crew was able to spot the light from a headlamp the hiker was wearing by using night vision goggles.

    A hiker was found cold but otherwise OK after a California Highway Patrol helicopter rescued him after he had become lost during the night in Point Reyes National Seashore.

    CHP spokesman Officer James Andrews says the helicopter crew was sent to look for the man around 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

    The hiker had had called his family on his cell phone to tell them he was trying to find his way out of the park.

    Andrews says the CHP crew was able to spot the light from a headlamp the hiker was wearing by using night vision goggles.

    When the crew landed and rescued the hiker, they described him as cold but uninjured.

    The name of the man was not released.

    Point Reyes National Seashore covers about 70,000 acres.

    Officials say temperatures in the park dropped to about 39 degrees late Friday and early Saturday.