Emergency Ambulance. Photo by John Schreiber.
Emergency Ambulance. Photo by John Schreiber.

A woman, two men and a dog were airlifted from Angeles National Forest Saturday after the group became stranded on a mountaintop while hiking, authorities said.

“They were unable to proceed back down the mountain and became disoriented,” while hiking near Switzer Falls about 12:45 p.m., said Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

One hiker used a cell phone to call for help and a Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau helicopter crew plucked the trio and their canine companion from a ridge, hoisting them into the aircraft before depositing them safely in the care of Montrose Search and Rescue, Rouzan said.

No one was injured.

—City News Service

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