Father, 2 Sons Rescued by Helicopter After Going Missing While Hiking in Angeles National Forest

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A section of the Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge is seen in this file photo from 2011. (Credit: Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge on May 15, 2011.

A section of the Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge is seen in this file photo from 2011. (Credit: Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge on May 15, 2011.
(Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

A father and his two sons were rescued after going missing while hiking in the Angeles National Forest early Sunday morning, authorities said.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue responded to a call at about 2:30 a.m., about hikers who had been missing for over three hours near Glendora Mountain Road and East Fork Road, officials said.

A Montrose Search and Rescue helicopter located the family near East Fork Road around 9:30 a.m., according to Deputy Michelle Sanchez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau. The three were found safe, Sanchez said.

The father and two sons were hoisted on board the helicopter and taken to be reunited with the rest of their family, according to the Montrose Search and Rescue Team.

No further information has been released at this time.

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