A 30-year-old hiker was rescued from the Angeles National Forest after he could not make his way down from a steep ledge Tuesday night.
Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s San Dimas station responded to the call made by the male hiker from his cell phone at around 9 p.m. He was found near Highway 39, mile marker 17.91.
“In that area, there are a lot of rock piles and steep, narrow ledges,” said Lt. Andy Berg. “In twilight conditions, it may have been difficult for the hiker to make his way back.”
Los Angeles County Fire airlifted the stranded hiker from the location and dropped him off at Memorial Park in Azusa. Berg said the hiker was listed in good condition and did not have any serious injuries.