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Friday, August 28, 2015

Search Teams, Helicopter Scour Mountains, Rescue Two Hikers In Distress Thursday Night

Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter 12 lands in Farnsworth Park with two hikers who walked off trail and became were lost, but were not injured. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Paige)

Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter 12 lands in Farnsworth Park with two hikers who walked off trail and became were lost, but were not injured. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Paige)

A large ground response backed by a helicopter located two lost hikers who were reportedly in distress due to the high temperatures in the mountains above Altadena on Thursday night.

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was activated at 6:40 p.m. to assist the Los Angeles County Fire Department search for two men lost in the area of Eaton Canyon, in the Angeles National Forest.

Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Copter 12 spotted the missing hikers and performed a hoist rescue. The missing hikers were flown to Farnsworth Park where they were treated and released by L.A. Co. Fire Squad 11.

The hikers, a 24 year-old and a 25 year-old, both San Gabriel city residents, were hiking off any marked trail when they became stranded on a steep mountainside.

A passing hiker notified the Los Angeles County Fire Department and requested assistance.

The missing hikers were located in Coyote Canyon. The hikers driven to their vehicle by Altadena Search and Rescue team.members.

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