An injured hiker at Whitney Canyon Park prompted a full response from multiple rescue agencies Sunday afternoon.
The incident was first reported shortly after 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Newhall Avenue and Highway 14, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Melanie Flores.
The hiker was reportedly injured on Whitney Trail, and Fire Department Copter 16 was called in to assist the Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue team on the ground, Flores said.
The SCV Sheriff’s Station’s Off-Road Enforcement team also responded, using dirt bikes to scan the trails to locate the hiker.
Ultimately, it was Copter 16 that located the hiker, with crews performing a hoist rescue before airlifting the injured hiker to a local hospital, Fire Department supervisor Cheryl Sims later added.