Chikkamagaluru: Vivek Gupta (30) of Lucknow origin and Shashidhar (25) from Hyderabad, were among a group of ten trekkers who had gone on an adventure mission on Baba Budan mountain range in the district.
They had strayed away from the group at Galikere of the Chandradrona hills three days ago and were reported missing. Separate teams consisting of local experts, police and forest personnel had immediately begun an intensive combing the range in search of them.
They were found safe and sound on Tuesday after a thorough search by the teams amidst nonstop rains and heavy fog. They looked weak and emaciated, having had no food for three days. They were admitted to a nearby government hospital.