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Hiker rescued after falling down cliff

August 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A dramatic rescue took place Monday in the hills of Simi Valley.A hiker lost his footing and slid about 80 yards down the side of a cliff near the Lost Canyons Golf Club, and he ended up in a ravine.

He grabbed on to a tree to stop his fall, then used his cell phone to call for help.

A Ventura County Fire Department helicopter crew hoisted the hiker up and out of the steep ravine. The hiker was not injured in the fall.


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