TRABUCO CANYON (CBSLA.com) — Fire crews rescued a hiker lost in the rugged terrain of the Horsethief and Trabuco Canyon area Monday.
Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi tells City News Service the hiker called for help around 4:40 p.m. Monday.READ MORE: Residents Around Alisal Fire Burn Area In Santa Barbara County Ordered To Evacuate As Storm Arrives
An Orange County Sheriff’s helicopter crew launched a search for the distressed hiker but was having trouble due to the rugged terrain, according to Capt. Concialdi.
The hiker was located near Yaeger Mesa Trail in Horsethief Canyon before dark.READ MORE: 'Supercharge' Storm To Bring Heavy Rainfall To Southland
A specially trained firefighter was lowered from the helicopter and successfully completed the rescue mission around 5:40 p.m.
The hiker was not injured.MORE NEWS: Lakers Overcome Morant's 40-points, Beat Grizzlies 121-118 For First Win Of Season
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