MALIBUA 17-year-old male hiker was airlifted out of Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday, June 13 after he was located in a search and rescue effort by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lost Hills station.

Lost Hills Sheriffs responded to a call from an injured hiker at approximately 6:10 p.m. and were able to locate him with the help of GPS and the LASD Air 11 helicopter crew. The hiker was airlifted from the scene by LA County Fire Air Operations and taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Between 2004 and 2005, the CDC reported that hiking accidents accounted for 6.3% of the almost 213,000 people that were treated for outdoor recreational activity related injuries, with more than 50% of them being young people between the ages of 10 and 24.