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Missing Hiker Found Safe in Angeles Nat’l Forest

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (KTLA) — An Arcadia man who was missing in the Angeles National Forest after a hiking trip has been found safe.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s helicopter airlifted Danny Kim to safety around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

On Saturday, the 28-year-old became separated from his two hiking partners on Bear Creek Trail, near the rugged San Gabriel wilderness.

Rescue crews said Kim had a laceration on the back of his head from a fall along a stream. He was also suffering from hypothermia.

More than 30 trained searchers from mountain rescue teams had combed a 20-square-mile area.

Finally, a sheriff’s deputy spotted Kim walking along a mountain back road.

“He had taken a bit of a fall right before dark, and the good news is that put him close to the road,” said Dave Little, a reserve deputy with San Dimas Mountain Rescue.

“He could see the road, and so he could get to the road and was walking down the road. For what he’s gone through, he’s pretty lucky.”

 

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