Firefighters Rescue Hiker Stranded on Side of Steep Cliff in Griffith Park

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Firefighters early Friday evening rescued a hiker who had become stranded on the side of a steep cliff in the Bronson Canyon area of Griffith Park.

Two members of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue team reached a stranded hiker in Griffith Park on May 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Two members of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue team reached a stranded hiker in Griffith Park on May 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A 20-year-old woman was said to be uninjured shortly before 6 p.m. in the 3200 block of North Canyon Drive, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an online news alert. The location is in the eastern Hollywood Hills.

News video showed park rangers and firefighters at the location, where two members of the LAFD's Urban Search and Rescue team reached the hiker about 200 feet from the top of the hillside. The woman was given a helmet and jacket before being outfitted with a harness, which was connected to a rope held by responders at the top of the cliff.

The hiker and the two firefighters then slowly made their way down the slope. As they reached the bottom, shortly after 7 pm., the harness was disconnected from the cable and the rescuers escorted the woman to safety.

The hiker's condition was evaluated at the scene. She was unhurt, said Margaret Stewart, a Fire Department spokeswoman.