Rescue crews have found three Appalachian State University students after they got lost during a hike in the Linville Gorge area.
Authorities say the freshmen students -- two men and a woman -- used cell phones to call the Avery County Sheriff's Office last night as darkness fell and temperatures dropped into the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Officials say the hikers were wearing shorts and sandals.
Rescue crews located the students shortly before 11 p.m.
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