Injured Hiker Air Lifted from Jones Peak

Woman with a broken ankle transported to local hospital.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's helicopter aided a woman who injured herself while hiking with friends above Sierra Madre Saturday afternoon.

The call first went out around 1:30 p.m., according to Sergeant Joe Ortiz of Sierra Madre Police.

A 44-year-old female hiker received a broken ankle somewhere in the area of Jones Peak. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's dispatched Air Rescue 5, while worked to reach the woman and her friends, according to scanner reports. The woman reportedly was about a mile above , within Sierra Madre city limits.

The rescue helicopter located the injured woman after 2 p.m. Because of weight restriction on the helicopter, only the injured woman was airlifted. The hiker was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, according to scanner reports.

VFD May 28, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Truly a warranted valid rescue and not an end to a folly of young fools playing in the hills.
Karen Ramos May 28, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Nancy is doing better. she broke her ankle in two place on each side of her ankle and she dislocated her bone. She hiked up the mountain to the very top with her good friends, Karen, Leticia and Tracy. She slipped on the dirt when we were just leaving to go back down the hill. her leg bent backwards then it snapped, broke 2 times then she fell on it. None of us could get a cell phone signal. We screamed 911 and other hikers saw and heard and came to the rescue. One great hiker named Katrina helped us dearly and called 911 for us. the helicoper came and air lifted Nancy off the mountain and took her to the hospital. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HELPING SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Geoff A. May 28, 2012 at 04:34 AM
SIerra Madre Search and Rescue aren't called to Eaton Canyon, so you don't need to worry about them wasting their time.
CitizenK May 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue's motto is "Anywhere in the wilderness that someone needs help...." The Team is not in the there to pass judgement on how or why someone needs help, but is there to get them out of the situation. This includes the close collaboration with Air-5 noted in the article. SMSR can be called to assist other teams or agencies which may include going into other areas within LA County or around the state of California. Glad to hear Nancy is doing better
C. Norris July 14, 2012 at 08:41 AM
I see Sierra Madre SAR in Eaton Cny on 2 different rescues assisting Altadena, so they are called into Eaton Canyon once in awhile.


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