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Boy Rescued From 100-Foot Cliff In Angeles National Forest

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Los Angeles County firefighters used a 100-foot ladder to rescue a 12-year-old boy who was trapped on a steep cliff in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday.

The boy and his father were hiking near George's Gap north of La Cañada Flintridge, when the boy became stuck on a cliff 100 feet above Angeles Crest Highway, reports ABC 7. Firefighters responding to the scene used the massive aerial ladder to reach the boy and lower him to safety. L.A. County Fire Department Capt. Brian Jordan told CBS LA that the boy was cold and missing a shoe, but otherwise fine. He was treated at the scene and released to his parents. None of their names were released.

The boy's father was on a ledge above, according to ABC 7, and was able to walk away safely.

How the boy became trapped on the cliff has not been made clear.