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Daniel Marine of El Segundo, went to the Cobb Estates area of Angeles National Forest Sunday evening, April 27, 2014, to go for a hike. At approximately 8:45pm, Altadena Sheriff Station received a 911 call from the hiker who stated he had parked his car at Loma Alta Dr. Altadena, at approximately 3:00pm and hiked north into the Angeles National Forest. The hiker had few supplies with him and no flashlight. Shortly after the hiker called the Altadena Sheriff station, his cell phone battery had died.
The Altadena Mountain Search and Rescue Team, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue teams were activated and responded to the area to look for a missing hiker.
Altadena Mountain Search and Rescue Team along with Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter searched the mountains north of where the hiker parked his vehicle. After approximately an hour of searching, Montrose and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue teams joined the search, with a total of 24 persons on the ground searching for the hiker. Throughout the evening the winds picked up and were too high for the helicopter to continue the search.
At approximately 4:10am on Monday, April 28, 2014 the hiker was located just north of Idlehour Campground in Eaton Canyon and air lifted to Farnsworth Park, Altadena. The hiker was not injured. Rescuers were able to contact the hikers cell phone provider and confirm his approximate location.
Search and Rescue Team members are Reserve Sheriff’s deputies who volunteer their time to help others for $1 a year, and who partner with sheriff’s civilian volunteers who volunteer for free. There are over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. These rescuers were activated for over 450 search and rescue missions last year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation. Reserve deputies and civilian volunteers are supervised by full-time Sheriff’s Deputies.