MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (FOX 11) - The search for two hikers reported missing over the weekend in the San Gabriel Mountains continued Monday with multiple search and rescue teams responding.
Authorities said 33-year-old Eric Desplinter and 31-year-old Gabrielle Wallace were reported missing around 8 p.m. Saturday when they did not return from a hike in the Mount Baldy area.
A friend said the two were believed to be headed toward Cucamonga Peak and were supposed to return by 7 p.m., according to the Fontana Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded to the area where the hikers’ vehicle was parked and began a search.
Deputies said Desplinter is an experienced hiker and was last seen wearing a yellow jacket and green pants. Wallace was last seen wearing a gray sweater and jeans.
They are believed to have a limited amount of food and water.
Search and rescue teams from San Bernardino, Los Angeles and San Diego counties were all assisting in the search, in addition to multiple helicopters.
9 members of #LASD Search and Rescue Teams are assisting @sbcountysheriff look for two missing hikers in the #MtBaldy, @SBCounty area. We train in ice conditions to be ready and qualified for these serious occasions. The search continues. @MontroseSAR pic.twitter.com/x5cPGi4fYF— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) April 8, 2019
Mount Baldy is located about 12 miles north of Ontario and surrounded by the Angeles National Forest.