Man rescued after spending days trapped in forest

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — Rescuers hoisted a man by helicopter and took him to a local hospital Thursday after he apparently spent two days trapped in the Angeles National Forest north of La Canada Flintridge, authorities said.
The man, estimated to be 45 years old, appeared “emaciated” and possibly had an injured ankle, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. John Caffrey said.
Sheriff’s officials received a report through the forest rangers about 2:30 p.m. that a hiker was trapped in the forest, Caffrey said.
The man was pulled from the forest about half an hour later, he said.
He was found on the Bear Canyon Trail, about 15 miles north of La Canada Flintridge, Caffrey said.
The sergeant added that he was taken to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena in unknown condition.

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  • mwt

    Is this the missing bicyclist?