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Stranded Hiker Air-Lifted From Will Rogers State Park

Firefighter paramedic drops in from helicopter to rescue woman stranded near Inspiration Loop and Rustic Canyon Trail.

A 40-year-old woman stranded while hiking in some heavy brush Friday afternoon at was air-lifted to safety Friday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. She was uninjured.

According to , a call came in at approximately 3:20 p.m. seeking help for a stranded hiker between Inspiration Loop and Rustic Canyon Trail of the park, near the polo grounds.

The helicopter's pilot used the polo field as a landing zone, said LAFD spokesman Erik Scott.

"For unknown reasons she was unable to hike out of the thick brush," Scott said. "She was about a quarter mile into it. We lowered a firefighter paramedic from the helicopter to assess her medical needs. They reiterated she was uninjured but unable to hike out."

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Laura Tompkins August 25, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Probably suffered an anxiety attack. Yikes.

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