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Man's body found by hikers in Angeles National Forest

July 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities are trying to identify the body of a man found in the Angeles National Forest over the weekend.

The gruesome discovery was made by some hikers on Saturday around 6:30 p.m. near the base of a waterfall at Vasquez Creek in Big Tujunga Canyon.

Due to the darkness, search and rescue teams couldn't get to the body until Sunday. It was airlifted from the site and taken to the coroner's office, which is working to identify the victim.