Hikers Rescued Near Cuyamaca Peak

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    An NBC 7 viewer submitted this image of Lake Cuyamaca, taken from Stonewall Peak.

    Two hikers were rescued safely after spending a night in San Diego’s mountains without food or water officials said.

    Two 23-year-olds were found just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning near Cuyamaca Peak.

    The men called for help late Saturday saying they were lost and trapped in thick brush on the west side of the mountain.

    The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team mobilized near the Paso Picacho Campground in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park located along Highway 79, a few miles north of Interstate 8.

    More than two dozen people including members of the Border Patrol’s BORSTAR team and San Diego Mountain Rescue Team helped in the search.

    The men were found thirsty and hungry but in good condition deputies said. They were given food and water and guided out of the area by search teams.