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Teens rescued from cliff at Chatsworth park

August 17, 2011 12:03:42 AM PDT
Two 18-year-old men were rescued on Tuesday after being trapped on a steep cliff at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth.

It took firefighters nearly two hours to rescue the young men after they became stranded on the cliff. They were both stuck more than 200 feet above the ground.

Authorities couldn't use a helicopter to rescue the teens because it was just too dangerous, so firefighters rappelled 50 feet down the hillside and placed each boy in a harness. They were then lowered safely to the ground.

"We decided halfway up we couldn't do it. It was too dangerous to go down, so we thought the only way to go out was going up. We went up further. Then we got to a point where we couldn't go any more, so we just called for help," said Darren Jackson, one of the teens who were rescued.

The teens were happily reunited with family and friends and say they don't plan on trying a climb like that again.