UPDATED, 6:31 p.m. Sunday: Officials with the Forestry Service located the lost hiker around 4:20 p.m. Sunday, according to Lieutenant Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
The man was part of a group of hikers and became separated while taking photos. Forestry Service officials helped walk the man out from Silver Moccasin Trail, Fitch said, which is south of where Angeles Crest Highway meets Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road.
PREVIOUSLY: County authorities have been scouring the Red Box junction area near Angeles Crest Highway to find a reported missing hiker, officials said Sunday.
Search and rescue teams have been working since about 3 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 43 at Angeles Crest Highway, said Lieutenant Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. According to scanner traffic, a caller informed authorities about the missing hiker, but the caller was about five miles east of Red Box and that there was no mention of where the hiker could have been.
Fitch was unable to provide more information as crews have not maintained a constant line of communication while they are working.
This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.