The hikers were located in the Trout Creek area shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. One hiker was airlifted out of the area and the two other hikers and their dog are waiting to be hoisted out.
The hikers were reportedly lost and did not sustain any injuries.
Dispatchers were alerted to the missing hikers after receiving a 911 call around 11:40 p.m. Sunday from a woman reporting her 52-year-old husband, their 26-year-old son and a 26-year-old friend were 28 hours overdue from their hike near the 14700 block of the Index Galena road.
Search and rescue personnel were deployed Monday morning, and the hikers’ car was spotted near the entrance to Trout Creek Trail.