By Mary O’KEEFE
A missing hiker was found by Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team members Sunday after being missing for four days.
“The [Los Angeles Police Department] contacted us about the man that had been missing since March 8 (Thursday),” said Lt. Marjory Jacobs, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Crescenta Valley Station.
The vehicle belonging to the 48-year-old man was found near Chaney Trail in Altadena. Crews, including from Sierra Madre and Montrose, searched the area. MSR was called out at 5:15 p.m., Jacobs said.
The man was reportedly an experienced hiker. Sierra Madre members found him at 9 p.m.
“He has a three inch gash on his forehead,” Jacobs said. “From what he can remember, he fell on Friday … about 12 feet backwards into a ravine.”
LASD Air 12 airlifted the hiker out of the area, Jacobs added.