Missing hiker found during Towsley Canyon search-and-rescue operation

Mother and daughter are reunited after the mother, left, was airlifted to safety at Towsley Canyon Park in Newhall on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

Search-and-rescue personnel found a hiker who was reported missing in Towsley Canyon on Tuesday. 

Officials from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the scene at the parking lot at the base of the Santa Clarita Valley hiking trail shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday. 

First responders discuss the operation to retrieve a missing hiker near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday. Dan Watson / The Signal.

A helicopter had been called in by officials on the scene, as well, to assist with any possible extraction of at least one hiker that had been reported missing. 

At approximately 2:30 p.m., the missing hiker had been located in the canyon, said Sgt. Adam Stoll of the SCV Sheriff’s Station. 

The status of the health status of the hiker was unknown as of the publication of this article. Officials with the Fire Department were unavailable to comment.

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