Eva Parziale, Associated Press
FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, shows a view of the world-famous hoodoos, also called tent rocks, fairy chimneys and earth pyramids, at Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Park rangers at Bryce Canyon National Park helped rescue two California hikers who got lost in the park Monday night.

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK — Park rangers at Bryce Canyon National Park helped rescue two California hikers who got lost in the park Monday night.

When they learned of the stranded visitors, park rangers rushed to help "in spite of the federal government shutdown," and notified Garfield County Dispatch, according to a post on the Garfield County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

A search and rescue team of 24 people was assembled and the hikers were found.

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"Because of the valiant efforts of the Bryce Canyon Park Rangers and the Garfield County Search and Rescue, these two lost and stranded individuals were assisted back to safety and their lives were saved," the post said.

The California hikers were unprepared for Utah's snowstorm and became stranded, according to the post, until they were located by more prepared hikers who then called for help.

The sheriff's office urged that everyone "always be prepared for all weather conditions no matter what season."