BROKEN TOP MOUNTAIN, OR -- A pair of hikers were rescued from near Broken Top early Saturday morning after they became lost in the dark. Deschutes County Search and Rescue responded after 20-year-old Nikki Nguyen, of Happy Valley, and her hiking partner, Hoang Ly of Biloxi, Mississippi, called for help at 9:40 p.m. Friday saying they were lost and cold, and had only the light of their cell phones to guide them.
The Sheriff's Office says the two started their hike to No Name Lake at about 4:30 p.m. with only light jackets and their cell phones. When it got dark, the hikers lost their way.
Dispatch determined their location based on GPS and tried to guide the two out with a map. A three-member Search and Rescue Team was deployed after midnight when the hikers said they couldn’t navigate the trail without proper light.