Missing Hiker Rescued In Los Angeles National Forest

A lost hiker in the Los Angeles National Forest was finally rescued after two days.

The 23-year-old Reseda woman was injured, had very little food and water and no cellphone coverage was rescued after Altadena residents heard her cried for help.

The woman, whose name authorities did not disclose, was found near Rubio Canyon Falls in the forest at about 11 a.m.

According to ABC7, several people called the sheriff’s Altadena station and reported hearing a woman shouting for help in the area of Mt. Lowe and Maiden Lane, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said.

The woman said she was on a hike to Echo Mountain, a popular hiking destination.

Rescue services from Los Angeles County Fire Department, Altadena and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Teams hiked into Rubio Canyon and located the woman.

After the hiker was spotted, she was placed in a harness and hoisted by crews on a helicopter. She was taken to Farnsworth Park in Altadena and later transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital after ground crews determined she needed further treatment for possible hypothermia.

The area of Echo Mountain has seen lows in the 40s in recent days.

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