Two people are safe after a near 12-hour search in Delaware County over the weekend.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says forest rangers responded to Little Pond Campground in Andes, Delaware County, around 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 21st for two hikers who had not returned from their hike, which had started at 2 p.m.

The DEC says the hikers had not shared their hiking destination with anyone at the campground and a search began overnight.

The pair was found Monday morning around 9 a.m. when they came out of the woods on their own. They told rangers they had lost the trail and decided to stay in the woods until daylight.

Both were in good health.