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It’s probably a happy Sunday for two hikers after they suffered heat-related illnesses on a hike in the Pacific Palisades and had to be airlifted to safety.
A fire department helicopter lowered a paramedic to the man and woman at 2:08 p.m. Saturday in the area of 20828 West Entrada Drive, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
They were lifted in fair condition to paramedics on the ground for further evaluation. They were hiking at a time that authorities issued a smoke advisory due to potential breathing hazards from smoke and ash in the air from the giant fire in Santa Clarita.
In another incident probably related to searing temperatures across the Southland, a mountain rescue unit from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station located a hiker with a minor ankle injury in Eaton Canyon Saturday. Officials also reported finding a lot of hikers who ran out of water on the trail, and handed out more water to them, rescuers said.
—City News Service
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