A group of hikers, possibly a family of four, were rescued from steep terrain in Sylmar Thursday evening.
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters was dispatched about 6 p.m. to the 13200 block of Parkland Court, in the area of Veterans Memorial Community Regional Park, according to the department’s Margaret Stewart.
The area did not have any trails to allow ground crews to reach the hikers, so firefighters conducted two hoist operations to retrieve the hikers and bring them to a safe location, Stewart said.
Further information was not available from the fire department, but CBS2 reported that two adults and two children were hiking off the main trail and became lost in steep terrain. Rescue crews were able to find them in the dark with help from the hikers’ flashing cellphones.
It was not immediately clear if the hikers sustained any injures.
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