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Hiker Missing in the Angeles National Forest

dannykimAn Arcadia man who went missing after a hike in the Angeles National Forest was found in remarkably good condition Sunday night.

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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.”


ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (KTLA) — Friends of a hiker reported him missing on Saturday at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The 28-year-old Asian man was last seen on Highway 39 in an area known as “Valley of the Moon” in the Angeles National Forest.

Witnesses say the man hiked ahead of the group and they lost track of him.

Rescue crews were joined by air support in the search for the missing man early Sunday morning.

Jim Nash reports.