San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Article Published: Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 9:22:31 PM PST
Woman hiker rescued from icy slope
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST -- A woman was rescued Sunday after she slid down a 300-foot icy chute in the Mount Hawkins area in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa.
Wendy Wert, 32, of Monrovia suffered serious injuries in the 2:40 p.m. fall, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy Kirk Halladay.
Wert and three others were hiking a trail five miles southeast of Highway 39 at the Angeles Crest Highway when she slipped, Halladay said.
One of the hiking party called 911 from a cell phone and Los Angeles County firefighters and the sheriff's Mountain Search and Rescue Team were deployed to pick her up.
Wert was airlifted to a local hospital about an hour later.
-- Jason Kosareff
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