LAFD Rescues 2 Hikers Stranded on Steep Hillside in Elysian Park

Los Angeles firefighters rescued two hikers who became stranded off a steep hillside in Elysian Park on Thursday night.

The rescue team was called around 9:38 p.m. to a cliff near 1045 Figueroa Terrace, where they found two young men stranded, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters used a two-line rope system to raise the men from the cliff to Figueroa Terrace and safely rescued the hikers by 10:38 p.m.

The men are being evaluated by paramedics and will be released to their parents, according to Humphrey.

It is not known why the hikers climbed the hillside or how long they were stranded, Humphrey said.