Hiker airlifted after medical emergency

A hiker is airlifted from the East Walker Canyon hiking trail in Santa Clarita on We3dnesday, 042022. Dan Watson/The Signal
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A person was airlifted early Wednesday afternoon after the patient reportedly had a medical emergency while hiking off Placerita Canyon Road. 

The request for the airlift was reported at approximately 12:13 p.m. just across the road from the Placerita Canyon Nature Center.  

After the person was airlifted, they were reportedly taken to a nearby hospital. The status of their injuries or health status was not immediately known as of the publication of this story.

The Los Angeles County Search and Rescue Team arrives on scene as they respond to an exhausted hiker on a East Walker Ranch hiking trail who was ultimately is airlifted in Santa Clarita on Wednesday, 042022. Dan Watson/The Signal

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