Iron County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team members were dispatched to a snowy rescue Sunday evening on Cedar Mountain when two hikers got lost. Iron County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Del Schlosser told Cedar City News that a male and female in their late teens were hiking from the bottom of the “C” Trail on the face of Cedar Mountain headed to the top to meet family.
The hikers were unprepared for the conditions, Schlosser said. The male was wearing tennis shoes, a T-shirt and jeans, and the female had tennis shoes, a sweatshirt and jeans.
Approximately three-quarters of the way up the trail, the snow became knee-high, and the hikers lost the trail. Schlosser said that as night set in, the hikers were unable to determine where they were on the mountain, their feet were soaking wet and the pair became very cold.