UPDATE FRIDAY 6:45 a.m.: After a long,cold night Montrose Search and Rescue, assisted by Temple Search and Rescue, were successful in rescuing the hiker who had fallen off the trail at Pleasant View Ridge. He had slipped on the ice and fallen off the trail at about 3p.m., injuring his ankle.
The man had minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.
UPDATE Thursday 8:09 p.m.: Montrose Search and Rescue is with the hiker who apparently injured his ankle after falling off a trail at Pleasant View Ridge. The team is being assisted by Temple Search and Rescue units.
(Original story placed on Thursday at 6:50 p.m.) Montrose Search and Rescue is responding to a call concerning a hiker who fell off a trial in the Angeles National Forest.
The man was with another hiker on the Pleasant View Ridge Trail at 62.5 mile marker on Angeles Crest Highway when he fell off the trail, said Sgt. Tunstra, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
MSR has made contact with the victim and is working on extracting from the area. The team is working in snow and icy conditions. MSR has made a request for assistance from Temple Search and Rescue, Tunstra said.
The call came into the station at 3 p.m. after the victim’s hiking partner walked to Newcomb Ranch to get help.
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