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2 rock climbers air rescued after getting stuck overnight on Tahquitz Peak in Riverside County

Two rock climbers had to be rescued Sunday after getting stuck overnight at an altitude of 900 feet on Taquitz Peak in Riverside County.  

The climbers were both suffering from hypothermia after getting soaked in a rainstorm and enduring very cold temperatures, according to authorities with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau

Crews with LASD’s Air Rescue 5 helicopter were able to reach the climbers and pull them to safety.  

Nearly a month ago, former NFL player and Long Beach firefighter Gavin Escobar and his climbing partner, Chelsea Walsh, died in an accident while climbing the peak.

Tahquitz Rock, with its steep granite cliffs, is a popular destination for climbers.