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Hiker Rescue Video Released

The video shows the rescue of three hikers who were found 100 feet up on Eaton Canyon.



    Hiker Rescue Video Released

    The Sheriff's Department released a three-minute video showing a rescue helicopter hoisting three hikers who were found clinging to a cliff about 100 feet up at Eaton Canyon on Sept. 11.

    The rescue happened at about 5 p.m. near the Eaton Canyon upper waterfall, said Deputy Tony Moore of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

    “(The hikers) were clinging to a cliff 100 feet above the canyon floor and unable to move,” Moore said.

    Sheriff's Air-5 Rescue pilots positioned the helicopter over the trapped hikers, and Emergency Services Detail paramedic deputies -- with a sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail, were repeatedly lowered to each victim to rescue them from the cliff face.

    Each hiker -- a young woman and two men -- was taken to a safe place where they were able to walk away uninjured.