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Deaf hiker rescued on Simi Valley hillside

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A hearing-impaired hiker is safe after a successful rescue operation in Simi Valley.Police began searching for 45-year-old Tereza Kristall after her teenage son reported her missing Friday night.

The teen said he was receiving text messages from his mother, saying she was on a hillside and getting cold.

Dispatchers were able to locate Kristall in the hills northeast of Yosemite Avenue using GPS data from her phone.

She was taken to the hospital for minor hypothermia, along with cuts and bruises caused by a fall.