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Hiker Found Safe 24 Hours After Going Missing Near Mt. Waterman in Angeles National Forest

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 10:55 am
 
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter works to rescue a lost hiker in the Angeles National Forest on April 13, 2021. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)
A hiker sent this photo from a cell phone before going missing in the Angeles National Forest near Mt. Waterman on April 12, 2021. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Rescuers found a hiker safe and unharmed Tuesday after he went missing in the Angeles National Forest near Mt. Waterman 24 hours earlier, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department search and rescue teams launched a manhunt for the missing 45-year-old hiker about 6 p.m. Monday, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

“The caller stated his friend [sent a] text advising he was lost and his cell phone was dying,” she said in a written statement.
“His car was found near Buckhorn Campground/Trailhead. It is unknown which trail he took from there,” the deputy added.

The man had sent another message earlier during the hike which included a photograph.

Rescuers asked members of the public, especially those familiar with the area, to review the photo and notify officials if they recognized the location where it was taken.

The search came to a conclusion around 5 p.m. Tuesday, when rescuers found the man, Deputy Eva Jimenez said. He did not appear to require transportation to a hospital, she said.

Further details were not available late Tuesday.

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  • Ok to whom was asking it looks like a drop off point off the main trail, i hit this a few weeks back, about 100 yards of the main trail – Burkhart trail before it links up with PCT. The river runs down from the right of this point if this is the same spot? This is where the rocks drop out below…. if its the same spot? Alot of down trees from the fire around this area…. the opposite side of Winston, but looking at the shadows and if this morning then would be on the Winston side.
    Well the picture is sketchy but that area definitely looks familiar, to the west of Buckhorn campgrounds more towards Winston Ridge