Lost teen hikers rescued from Santa Barbara ridge 

Sheriff's officials say they've rescued two teenage hikers who were lost on a Santa Barbara ridge.

Officer Nelson Trichler says two teens hiked through dense brush Wednesday at about 3 p.m. to find a good vantage point to watch the sun set.

After a few hours and a lovely viewing, they realized they couldn't find their way back in the dark. One teen called a parent, who called 911.

Using a Santa Barbara County fire helicopter and GPS coordinates from the cell phone, the teens were located from the air and a ground team was directed where to find them.

Rescuers crawled uphill on hands and knees for 90 minutes through dense brush to reach the teens.

They were led down the mountain and reached safety around midnight.

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