Injured hiker rescued after spending 2 days in Angeles National Forest

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A hiker reportedly in need of medical help was hoisted to safety by rescue crews Monday morning. (KABC)

An injured hiker, who was lost in the Angeles National Forest for two days without cellphone coverage, warm clothing and very little food and water, was rescued Monday morning after Altadena residents heard her cries for help, authorities said.

The 23-year-old Reseda woman, whose name authorities did not disclose, was found near Rubio Canyon Falls in the forest at about 11 a.m.

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.

Units from the 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 hiker told authorities she took the wrong trail while attempting to hike to Echo Mountain.
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