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Dangerous rescue of hiker caught on tape

January 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A daring and dangerous hiker-rescue was caught on tape.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Air Rescue 5 helicopter responded to help the woman trapped on a ledge Sunday near Eaton Canyon in the mountains above Pasadena.

A deputy-paramedic was wearing a helmet-camera as he was lowered down by rope into the canyon to help the 19-year-old woman. He secured her into a harness, and they were both hoisted to safety. The woman was not hurt.

Two other young hikers were also rescued Sunday in the same area by the sheriff's Altadena search and rescue team.