Helicopter airlifts two patients from Vasquez Rocks

The second of two patients is lifted to a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter as it heads takes them to the hospital from Vasquez Canyon Natural Areal Park in Agua Dulce on Wednesday, 061621,, Dan Watson/the Signal

The Los Angeles County Fire Department airlifted two patients who may have suffered from heat strokes at Vasquez Rocks Wednesday afternoon, according to department officials.

Jonathan Matheny, a public information officer with the department, said the helicopter took the patients to a local hospital shortly after 3 p.m. 

First responders arrived at Vasquez Rocks at 2:55 p.m. and determined that the air evacuation would be the fastest way to transport the patient to the hospital given the area’s winding roads, according to Matheny.  

Updated at 4 p.m. An earlier version of this story said only one patient was airlifted.

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