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Hikers found near Multnomah Falls

PORTLAND (AP) — A group of six hikers has been rescued from an area near Multnomah Falls after getting lost on the trails.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said the hikers were rescued Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say the group had gone out for a day hike on Wednesday on the trails above Multnomah Falls and got lost on the way back down. The hikers ended up stopping on a steep incline and called for help.

The group included one adult and five teenagers. The adult and two teenagers were from Grass Valley while two other teenagers was from Gladstone and the other teenager was from Oregon City.

Authorities initially made direct contact with the hikers early Friday morning and waited for rescue crews to aid the hikers with ropes. The sheriff’s office says the hikers are in good condition with a few scrapes and bruises.

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