LA County Fire airlifts hiker from Towsley Canyon

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials airlifted an injured hiker from Towsley Canyon in Stevenson Ranch on Saturday.

After receiving an initial call at 11:50 a.m., fire officials only had access to the hiker by helicopter, according to dispatch supervisor Art Marrujo. The hiker, a 49-year-old man with an injured leg, was airlifted at 12:47 p.m.

A landing zone was initially set up next to the Church of the Nazarene, down The Old Road from Towsley Canyon, before it was moved up to a parking lot at the foot of the trail.

The patient was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, according to Marrujo.

No further information on the hiker’s condition was immediately available.


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Ryan Mancini covers local news for The Signal. He joined in 2018 and previously worked as a reporter and editor for The Sundial, Scene Magazine and El Nuevo Sol while enrolled as a student at California State University, Northridge, where he studied journalism and political science. He's lived in Santa Clarita since 2002.