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Published on April 21, 2024
Female Hiker Rescued by LAFD After Injury in Hollywood Hills Near Iconic SignSource: Jelson25, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

An early morning hike in the storied Hollywood Hills took a sudden turn when a female hiker suffered an injury today. Stranded in the rugged landscape, firefighters were dispatched at 08:36 AM to rescue the individual near the iconic Hollywood Sign. The hiker was immobilized due to a lower extremity injury, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The Los Angeles Fire Department detailed that rescuers on the ground alongside LAFD Air Operations labored meticulously to coordinate a hoist operation for air transport. Assisted by an adult female, the injured hiker was perched in a location that was described as remote, challenging the efforts of the team working to secure her safety. 

The swift response encompassed both ground and air resources, showcasing the readiness and collaborative efforts of the LAFD teams. The incident, identified with number INC#0457, saw a wide array of units responding including E82 and RA82 from Fire Station 82, and specialized units such as Urban Search and Rescue 27.