At approximately 8:50AM on Monday November 9th, a call from an informant was received stating she heard cries for help in the area of Rubio Canyon. The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, along with Sierra Madre Search and Rescue and units from Los Angeles County Fire, began searching Rubio Canyon and several dry waterways and debris basins in the surrounding areas.
The victim was located in Rubio Canyon by ground crews, and hoisted by LA County Fire Helicopter 14 and transported to Farnsworth Park. Upon arrival at Farnsworth park and after further assessment, it was determined the victim needed further treatment and was transported by ground via ambulance to Huntington Memorial.
The victim, a 23 year old female, was on a hike to Echo Mountain when she took a wrong trail and became lost, spending 2 days out in the elements. She had no cell phone coverage, little food or water and lacked warm clothing.