Two teenage sisters from Encino were rescued Sunday night in good condition after getting lost in Topanga State Park, a police sergeant said.
The sisters, ages 14 and 17, called 911 with a cellphone at about 8:15 p.m. to say they were lost in an area south of Reseda and Ventura boulevards, Sgt. Jason Zabel told City News Service.
The girls did not know how to use the GPS or compass applications on their iPhone, but they were able to tell police when a fire helicopter was getting close to them and helped guide it in, he said.
The sisters were found near the Topanga and Temescal canyon fire roads, and were returned to their father at about 9 p.m. Sunday, Zabel said.
City News Service contributed to this report.