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|February 21, 2019|
Injured hikers lifted to safety, rescue crews pressed into action
INLAND EMPIRE - Warmer spring weather is bringing out more hikers and many are heading for the mountains.
Air rescues of some who’ve fallen, have medical issues, become lost or run out of water are becoming commonplace.
Among the latest incidents, Liliana Hurtado, 42, of Whittier was hoisted into a rescue helicopter after falling on Ice House Canyon Trail in the Mt. Baldy area over the weekend.
A similar incident Sunday brought a sheriff's helicopter to Cucamonga Peak where a woman from Torrance suffered a broken leg.
Amber Stephens, 31, fell at the 7,500 foot level of Cucamonga Peak Trail. She carried a personal emergency locator beacon and was able to summon help.
Story Date: April 19, 2018