Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Firefighters assisted a hiker in distress near the top of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park Tuesday night.

The hiker was with a group of other hikers on the mountain about 6:45 p.m. when the Los Angeles Fire Department received a distress call, according to the department’s Margaret Stewart.

After sending air and ground crews to the scene, rescuers reached the patient at 7:13 p.m. and were providing medical assistance, as required, Stewart said.

The condition of the distressed hiker was not available.

–City News Service

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