Helicopter transport sent out to hiker experiencing heat exhaustion

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department rescue helicopter lands on the top of an inaccessible ridge to airlift a cyclist from a bike trail between Castaic Lake and San Francisquito Road in Saugus on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal
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A helicopter and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called out to a hiker experiencing heat exhaustion in Saugus. 

The call was first reported at 4:28 p.m., near the intersection of San Francisquito Canyon Road and Riverview Road. 

Firefighters stage on San Francisquito Road near Riverview Road as they call for a helicopter to airlift a cyclist from an inaccessible bike trail between Castaic Lake and San Francisquito Raod in Saugus on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

The initial report indicated that the person involved had experienced the medical issue while hiking on the trails located at the northern area of Saugus. 

As of 4:45 p.m., units were still en route to the scene. It was unclear if the hiker would ultimately need an airlift due to their condition.

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