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Saturday, July 25, 2015
First Date Goes Awry as Air 5 Chopper Called in to Rescue Young Couple on Cliff
Photos courtesy Deputy Dan Paige
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Air 5 helicopter rescued a couple from a cliff at Lowe Canyon, near Dawn Mine, above Altadena in the Angeles National Forest Friday afternoon.
The two young hikers — who were on their first date — were airlifted to safety by Special Enforcement Bureau deputy sheriff tactical paramedics and Altadena Mountain Rescue reserve sheriff deputies.
The hikers had a map and a phone, but the trails can be confusing. When they realized they were lost, the hikers wisely stopped searching for a way out, and fortunately were able to get a cell phone signal and call Altadena Sheriff’s Station for help.
Neither hiker was injured, authorities said.