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Injured hiker was rescued by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at Millard Canyon, Altadena
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Yesterday at 2:10pm LASD Altadena Mountain Rescue Team responded a rescue of a female hiker with a knee injury in the area of Dawn Mine, in the Angeles National Forest.

LASD shared on Facebook:

'Unfortunately the only location rescue teams were given was near Dawn Mine before the phone call was lost. We were not able to "ping" the cellphone, so crews had a large search area to cover. Field crews searched the trails just north of the mine, and Sheriff's Air Rescue 5 was called in and searched the southern portion of the canyon. Air Rescue 5 located the injured hiker approximately 1/2 mile down-canyon of Dawn Mine. The hiker was hoisted and flown to Farnsworth Park in Altadena, and treated by members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team and Los Angeles County Fire Department. The hiker, a 41 year old female resident of Whitter was hiking when she slipped on a rock and fell, injuring her right knee. The hiker was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital by Scheafer Ambulance.'

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is an American law enforcement agency that serves Los Angeles County, California. It is the fourth largest local policing agency in the United States, with the New York City Police Department being the first, followed by Los Angeles Police Department and then Chicago Police Department.


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