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Los Angeles County firefighters used an aerial ladder to rescue a 12-year-old boy stuck on a cliff in the Angeles National Forest north of La Canada-Flintridge, authorities said.

The firefighters responded to the scene north of George’s Gap, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Brian Jordan said.

“Upon arrival, a 12-year-old male was observed stuck on a mountain side 100 feet above the Angeles Crest Highway,” Jordan said.

A 100-foot aerial ladder was extended to the boy, Jordan said.

“A firefighter ascended the ladder and brought the boy to safety,” he said. “His father was on a ledge above and was able to self-rescue.”

The boy was cold and missing one shoe, Jordan said. He was treated at the scene and released to his parents after the Sunday evening incident.

It wasn’t clear how the child became trapped on the cliff.

—Staff and wire reports

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