ALTADENA (CBS) — An 18-year-old hiker was brought to safety early Friday morning after a 7-hour rescue operation in the Eaton Canyon area.

A news release issued by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says about two dozen rescuers hiked to the Angeles National Forest after the man’s hiking partner called for help.

The rescue operation was initiated about 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

According to authorities, the stranded hiker from Torrance was located about 250 feet off the trail above the Poison Oak Flats area in Eaton Canyon.

Although he had fallen, deputies said he was not injured.

Authorities said they lowered him to safety about 12:45 a.m. Friday using a 1,400 foot of rope.


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