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Friday, April 5, 2013

LACSD: 5 hikers rescued in the Eaton Canyon area of the San Gabriel Mountains (Again) #CaSAR


5 Lost Hikers Found Safe in Eaton Canyon Area
A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter flies above hiking trails in the Eaton Canyon area on Friday, April 5, 2013.

 Five hikers who were reported lost in the Eaton Canyon area, the same region of the San Gabriel Mountains where one hiker was killed and two others were rescued last month, were found safe late Friday morning.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department led the rescue effort with support from its Altadena Search & Rescue, Sgt. Booker Hollis said.

The five hikers, all believed to be in their 20s, entered the Eaton Canyon area about 8 a.m. Thursday. They were expected to return eight hours later, but never made it back, Hollis said.

The father of one of the hikers reported the group missing Friday morning, Hollis said.

Friday's search effort followed another high-profile rescue in Trabuco Canyon, about 70 miles south near Rancho Santa Margarita. Kyndall Jack, 18, and Nicholas Cendoya, 19, were saved after a multi-day search.


Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Eaton-Canyon-Search-Rescue-Hikers-Lost-201634251.html

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