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3 Hikers Rescued After Clinging To A Cliff

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PASADENA (AP)  — Authorities say three hikers clinging to a cliff 100 feet above a canyon floor were airlifted to safety by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department rescue team.

Deputy Tony Moore says the hikers were near the upper waterfall of the Eaton Canyon trail near Pasadena in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday when they got stuck and were unable to move.

Members of a sheriff’s Emergency Services Detail team were lowered from a helicopter and rescued each victim from the cliff face.

Moore says none of the hikers were hurt and all three were released at the scene.

Last month, two people fell to their deaths in separate incidents as they hiked the same heavily traveled trail in the Angeles National Forest.

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