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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Two hikers who became lost in the Whirlpool Gorge were rescued by the High Angle River Team of the Niagara Parks Police Service of Ontario about 3 p.m. Monday.

The High Angle team rappelled into the gorge near Thompson’s Point and located the hikers who had left the marked trail. Neither was injured, and they were reunited with family members.

The police service stressed that hikers in the gorge should stay on marked trails, wear suitable clothing and footwear, have a cell phone with them, carry water and energy bars, avoid hiking in the dark, never hike alone and always tell someone where they are going.