Rescue Team Airlifts Stranded Hikers Out Of Eaton Canyon

ALTADENA ( — A pair of stranded hikers were rescued Monday from a cliff located about 1,000 feet above Eaton Canyon in Altadena.

Shortly after 10 a.m., crews airlifted the hikers out of the canyon.

The area in which they became stranded was marked as off-limits to the public, CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reported.

The hikers may be required to pay a fee or face jail time due to the circumstances of the incident.

The search began around 8 p.m. Sunday in the canyon near the 2200 block of Pinecrest Drive, according to the Altadena Sheriff’s Station.

The hikers were spotted on the cliff around 11 p.m., and searchers attempted to reach them overnight.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter was called to hoist the hikers to safety, but was cancelled due to cloud cover.

No injuries have been reported.

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