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Hiker rescued off cliff in Topanga State Park

September 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A hiker was rescued off a cliff in Topanga State Park, and footage of the dramatic rescue was released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The department's Air Rescue Team was called out at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday after a young woman became trapped high atop a cliff while hiking.

The sheriff's footage shows her clinging to the rock behind her.

The woman was in danger of falling 500 feet to the canyon below, until rescuers hoisted her to safety.

She is said to be recovering from minor injuries.

City News Service contributed to this report.