PACIFIC PALISADES—The Los Angeles Fire Department located and rescued two hikers in the Pacific Palisades on Saturday, July 23.
LAFD firefighters arrived at the scene, located in the area of the 20828 West Entrada Drive, on Saturday at approximately 2:08 p.m. and executed a rescue of the two hikers, who were suffering from heat-related illness.
Upon responding to the scene, the LAFD tweeted, “HikerinDistress; 2:08PM; 20828 W Entranada Dr,” at 2:13 p.m.
A LAFD helicopter lowered a paramedic towards the hikers: a man and a woman. The two were airlifted in fair condition to paramedics on the ground, who performed a more thorough evaluation. The names of the victims have not been disclosed to the public.
The two were hiking at the time authorities issued a smoke advisory, due to potential breathing hazards from the smoke and ash resultant of the Santa Clarita blaze, according to the LAFD.
On Saturday afternoon, a mountain rescue unit from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station located and rescued a hiker with a minor ankle injury in Eaton Canyon.
Officials reported coming across several hikers amongst the trail who ran out of water and handing out more.