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Monday, April 13, 2015

Father Reunited with Family, Who Were Trapped on Steep Hillside Above Las Flores Canyon

Father with rescued wife and children. (Image: Courtesy  Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.)

Father with rescued wife and children. (Image: Courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.)

Sunday the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team , (AMRT) responded into Las Flores Canyon for the rescue of a mother and her two teenage children. At about 12:45 p.m. one of the stranded children was able to contact their father who called the Altadena Sheriff’s Station for help.

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team hiked into the Las Flores Canyon and approximately 1/2 mile into the canyon, the rescue team could hear the family yelling.

AMRT continued searching and eventually saw the family was stranded on a very steep hillside, on loose crumbly rock. AMRT climbed up to the family and secured 100 feet of rope and lowered the family to safety.

All of the grateful hikers were uninjured, and happy to be on solid ground.

Los Angeles County Fire Department was standing-by at the base of the canyon, for any potential injuries.


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