PACIFIC PALISADES—Two teens were rescued by officials after getting lost on a Pacific Palisades trail on Saturday, October 10 while hiking.
The two teen boys ages 16 and 17 got lost on a trail located on the 1500 block of Palisades Drive, indicated Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesman Erik Scott.
The teens reached out to the Los Angeles Fire Department at around 7:30 p.m. by making a phone call seeking assistance to safety. Officials were able to confirm via their phone conversation that the boys were near a waterfall.
Scott indicated that during their phone conversation, they guided the teens through the combination of a flashlight and “having them drop a pen on a cellphone.”
The firefighters were able to safely rescue both hikers. According to Scott, the boys did not sustain any injuries and were not transported to a local hospital. The names of the hikers have not been released to the public.
As specified by the hiking safety tips from the California Department of Parks and Recreations, it is important to let someone back at camp or at home know where you’re going and when you plan on returning. They also note to avoid cutting across switchbacks as it increases the chances of getting lost.
In July, a couple near Angeles National Forest got lost and had to be rescued by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.