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1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]


Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations located and rescued an adult male trapped on a cliff in Placerita Canyon Natural Area late in the night on Wednesday.

The night pickoff hoist rescue happened Wednesday around 1:44 a.m., according to LACoFD Air Ops’ Twitter.

Residents and SCV Sheriffs heard cries for help coming from inside the park, prompting SCV Sheriff’s to request help from LACoFD Air Ops.

Using night vision technology, COPT12 located the man trapped midface on an unstable, rocky steep cliff inside the Sand Fire burn area.

Firefighters and paramedics were lowered from the helicopter, stabilized the uninjured man, and both were lifted and flown to ground units.

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5 Comments

  1. TRAVIS says:

    I hope they bill him for this .

  2. Tessa Lucero says:

    What was he doing on a cliff in the burn area in the middle of the night?

  3. Besafefirst says:

    ANd this man was hiking alone WHY? Just like swimming with a buddy hiking should NOT be done alone!!< duh
    Glad he is okay however. Who will pay the night rescue bill?

    • Mike elling says:

      The area is CLOSED until further notice. Because it is dangerous, unstable, and a lot of the trail is washed away. The County closed it after the fire, the rain has made it worse.

  4. Lee Jenkinson says:

    I would like a little more information, specifically what was this guy doing out there at 1:44 a.m. and whether he is going to be billed for this?

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