The page went out to team members just after 10pm on Sunday November 9th for group of hikers stranded in Eaton Canyon. Members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team responded and began their search. Because of poor visibility, air support was not an option and we would rely solely on a ground search
The missing group, comprised of 15 individuals with ages ranging from 16-35, had been canyoneering Eaton Canyon and was unable to get out of the canyon before darkness set in. Cold and wet, and still deep in the canyon, they had decided to call for help.
After searching through the night, the decision was made to call in Montrose and Sierra Madre to assist with the continued ground search. Once the fog had cleared, air support was called in to search from above.
LASD Air Rescue 5 was able to locate the group in a remote portion of the canyon and began to airlift them from their location. Shortly afterall 15 members of the group were safely reunited with their friends and family.