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Hiker Rescued After Being Lost For 2 Days In Angeles National Forest
A hiker who was lost in the Angeles National Forest in Altadena for two days was rescued this morning after residents heard her screams coming from the forest.
Rescue crews found the 23-year-old Reseda woman, who has not been identified, with minor injuries near the Rubio Canyon Falls in the forest at about 11 a.m., according to ABC 7. She had no cell phone coverage or warm clothing, and little food and water. In a rescue video, she was seen only wearing a tank top and pants.
Her screams were heard by several people who contacted Altadena's Sheriff's station. Crews from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Altadena and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Teams were sent to the area to search for her. When they found her, they got a helicopter to hoist her out of the forest, and then transported her to the Huntington Memorial Hospital.
The woman told authorities she had gotten lost taking the wrong trail on her way to Echo Mountain, and got to a point where she couldn't go up or down from where she was because of a crumbly hillside, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Here's a video of the rescue: