LAFD Airlifts Hiker In Distress Near Castle Peak

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(source: Los Angeles Fire Department)

(source: Los Angeles Fire Department)

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WEST HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A hiker was airlifted Thursday in the Woodland Hills area after reportedly suffering from a medical issue.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call that a hiker was in distress around 8:45 a.m. on the south side of Castle Peak near Vanowen Street and Valley Circle Boulevard.

The man was hoisted from a steep terrain and taken to a local hospital in serious condition, according to the LAFD.

The second hiker was uninjured and escorted on ground by a firefighter.

No further details were released.

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