Sheriff's Department and local search and rescue volunteers rescued 15 lost hikers in five separate incidents in the Angeles National Forest over the weekend.
The unusually high level of activity happened over a 28-hour period starting Saturday afternoon, according to a department media release.
Here are details of the five incidents:
1) On Saturday afternoon, a seriously injured man flagged down a car on the Angeles Crest Highway and told the driver two other hikers nearby were badly injured. Two of the men were hospitalized, while one was found dead. They had fallen several hundred feet into a ravine while hiking. More details can be
2) On Saturday night, three teen hikers got lost in Eaton Canyon after dark and had to be walked out by the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team. For more details .
3) Also, on Saturday night, a group of boy scouts and adult leaders got lost in separated from the rest of their troop in the Mt. Wilson area. They were assisted by Montrose Search and Rescue. .
4) On Sunday, four boys were airlifted off an Azusa Canyon cliff after they climbed into a place they could not get down from.
5) Also on Sunday, three teens climbed into a closed-off cliff area near Millard Canyon and got stuck. One was airlifted out and two were taken out by an Altadena Mountain Rescue Team rope team. More details from our and .