Missing 18-Year-Old Pasadena Man Found by Rescue Teams in Mountains North of Altadena

Published : Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 6:11 AM

The 18-year-old man shown reunited with his father. Photograph courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

Mountain rescue teams found an 18-year-old Pasadena man who was reported missing as he was biking on Monday in the area of Brown Mountain above Altadena in the Angeles National Forest.

The area of the rescue is shown here.

The biker had fallen off the trail and left his bicycle behind as he attempted to hike out of Dark Canyon on the Ken Burton Trail, authorities said. He was able to text his location to rescuers.

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called in to help at about noon.

The Montrose Search and Rescue Team was requested to hike into the location from the north. Rescue crews searching the area of the coordinates were not able to locate the biker, so the LA Sheriff’s Department’s Air Rescue 5 was called in to search the area.

The mountain biker was located canyon bottom about a half mile from his given GPS location. He was airlifted and flown to a landing zone on Angeles Crest Highway and driven to his vehicle in Altadena by members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau.

His father had also ridden into the canyon to search for him.

The victim’s mountain bike was located by Air Rescue 5 at 6 p.m. and was to be returned to the victim “as soon as possible,” authorities said.


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