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Hikers Rescued near Batcave in Griffith Park

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Location of the 'Batcave' in Bronson Canyon where two hikers are being rescued

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A cliff rescue operation began early this afternoon in Griffith Park shortly before 2:00 p.m. One of two hikers in need of assistance alerted the Los Angeles Fire Department that they were in need of help. A female hiker, approximately 24 years in age, was unconscious and in serious condition, according to d'Lisa Davies, LAFD Spokesperson. The male hiker was found to be alright, only suffering minor wounds.

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An LAFD helicopter was deployed to Bronson Canyon in Griffith Park where the hikers were located. The canyon is most well known for the many films and TV shows shot there, the most popular reference being the Batcave, where it was used in the 1960s and Adam West Batman TV shows.

Photo by Clinton Steeds via Flickr