A search team found three San Jose bicyclists early Friday morning, shivering but safe in the Saratoga hills after they got lost during a ride.

The three men, all in their 30s, became separated from a larger group of bicyclists Thursday night and found themselves stranded in a ravine, according to Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Rick Sung.

Sung said the three men were suffering from slight hypothermia, but other than that, they were fine and able to walk out of a ravine they were discovered in near Highways 35 and 9 at 2:30 a.m.

Sung said the men were riding with a group Thursday, but didn't come back when the rest of the bicyclists returned about 9 p.m. Their families were concerned and called for help.

Deputies from Santa Clara County, volunteers from the search and rescue team, the California Highway Patrol and Mid-Peninsula park rangers all were dispatched to look for the men.

Sung said they were spotted, shivering in their biking shorts and T-shirts, in the ravine.

Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-920-5002.



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