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2 missing hikers found by helicopter rescuers

FARMINGTON -- Less than 12 hours after being reported missing, a Layton man and his brother-in-law were found Wednesday morning.

Jason Forbes, 26, and Nathan Christensen, 17, were spotted by a medical helicopter on the north slope of Bear Canyon, located between Adams Canyon and Farmington Canyon, said Davis County sheriff's Capt. Roger Anderson.The helicopter dropped off two search and rescue workers to escort the men down the mountain. Both were in good condition.

Forbes' wife reported the two men missing Tuesday at 9:43 p.m., Anderson said.

According to Anderson, this is the third case in a week and a half of missing hikers being found in Davis County. Six people were rescued near Bountiful, and a woman was found in Fruit Heights after being reported missing.