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LAFD Paramedic Rescues Trapped Hiker

A helicopter was used to rescue a trapped hiker on Tuesday. (Photo/Los Angeles Fire Department)

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Fire Department Air Operations helicopter rescued a 21-year-old hiker after she became trapped in the Hollywood Hills on Tuesday, according to a report.

The woman was trapped about 100 feet down the hillside and a hoist was used to lift the woman to safety, CBS Los Angeles reported. The woman was transported to the hospital. It’s not known if the hiker was hurt.

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) operates out of Fire Station 114 on the grounds of Van Nuys Airport (KVNY). The LAFD helicopter fleet is a combination of medium and light helicopters.