By Mary O’KEEFE
One hiker has been found dead and two others were transported to the hospital after an afternoon hiking accident.
At about 3:30 p.m. this afternoon in the Angeles National Forest, a hiker flagged down a passing motorist after climbing up to the roadway.
He and two other men, all in their 20s, were hiking in the area when they slid about 600 feet down a concrete culvert, Herman said.
“One hiker climbed up to the roadway and flagged down a Good Samaritan,” said Sgt. Debra Herman, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. “One was transported to the hospital by ground [transportation] and the other by [Los Angeles County Sheriff’s] Air Five.”
Montrose Search and Rescue team, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Fire along with L.A. Sheriff’s responded. The sheriff’s are still in the area awaiting the L.A. Coroner’s office to respond.