A 66-year-old woman was rescued after she slipped from a cliff and held on for her life Sunday evening.
The victim, only identified as a 66-year-old Glendora resident, was saved by Altadena Mountain Rescue one mile north of the Sam Merrill hiking trail after officials found her grasping onto a small bush.
Altadena Mountain Rescue responded to the call at 6:15 p.m. December 20. Two hikers came across the woman clinging to the bush and attempted to rescue her by tying two dog leashes together, providing her a lifeline until rescuers arrived, according to the Altadena Sheriff’s Station in a social media post.
Officials stated the woman was clinging to a cliff with a 100 foot drop.
A Los Angeles County Fire Department rescue copter arrived and lowered a paramedic to the woman, secured her and hoisted her up, officials said.
The hiker was uninjured.