Young women safe after night spent lost above Lions Bay

Lions Bay SAR said the two missing women, both believed to be 19, walked out to the highway Wednesday afternoon.

2 women, both believed to be 19, didn't return from a hike Tuesday evening

Lions Bay Search and Rescue has been dispatched to the area leading to the West Lion peak after two hikers didn't return on Tuesday. (Facebook)

Two women who spent the night in the wilderness above Lions Bay have been found safe.

Lions Bay SAR said the hikers were able to walk out to the highway Wednesday afternoon. They hadn't returned from a hike as expected on Tuesday evening, and crews had been searching for the pair in the area leading up to the West Lion peak.

Assistant search manager Sandro Frei said both are believed to be 19 years old.

Their parents reported them missing Tuesday night. Frei said their vehicle was found at a trailhead that leads to several hiking routes.

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