A call came in just after 10:00AM for a hiker stuck off trail near Echo Mountain, approximately 1.5 miles from the Lake Avenue entrance.
AMRT members responded and were able to establish communication with the victim via cell phone. It was determined, after communicating with the victim, that he was located off a fire break, not the Lower Sam Merrill trail as initially thought.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Air Rescue 5 aided with the rescue and was able to hoist.to hoist the victim from their location.
Altadena Mountain Rescue Team members met Air Rescue 5 at Farnsworth Park to receive the victim and assess his condition. The victim was uninjured and released.
This operation concluded at approximately 11:30AM