Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s headquarters, issued a bulletin last night just before midnight stating that two hikers stranded in the Angeles National Forest, which this Examiner reported last night, have been rescued. In a second rescue last night, a lone hiker was rescued nearby in Las Flores Canyon.
Altadena Sheriff’s Station deputies and the Search and Rescue team hiked into Las Flores Canyon at about 6:30 p.m. and dropped a rope to the hiker, who had slipped down a 60 foot slope into a ravine. The Rosemead man had injured his wrist, but once out, declined medical treatment and hiked out on his own.
The first two hikers, who were stranded on a precipice in Eaton Canyon, were airlifted out last night. Oddly, the Nixle message regarding this incident referred media contacts to a story posted on Altadena Patch instead of releasing the details themselves. The Patch article stated that one of the men was carrying a violin and had gone to the precipice to play it. The men, both from South Pasadena, could not find their way down and called 911 for assistance.
The hikers who discovered them, as reported in the story in this column last night, did not assist them as previously reported.
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