Los Angeles County Fire Department

Hiker Rescued After Braving Elements for 2 Days in Chatsworth

A 44-year-old man who went hiking in Chatsworth was rescued Sunday after braving the elements for two days, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

A LAFD helicopter hoisted the man to safety around 4:45 p.m. after rescue crews found him in rugged terrain near a radio tower.

The man's cellphone battery was running low after he had been in the area near 11160 De Soto Avenue for two days, fire officials said.

He was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation, LAFD said.

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