An 85-year-old hiker missing since Saturday morning in the Angeles National Forest was rescued Sunday by L.A. County Sheriff's Search and Rescue teams, authorities said.
Hiker Donald Buchanan was found after a search and rescue ground team heard faint whistling across a ravine about 10:30 a.m as crew members searched along a trail near the Mt. Baden-Powell peak, sheriff's officials said in a statement.
The team was able to hike closer to the sound and soon were able to speak with Buchanan, who called out to the rescue crew to say he was uninjured.
A sheriff's rescue helicopter searched the cliff ridge and found Buchanan at the top of the cliff face.
Rescuers then lowered a paramedic down to perform a quick medical evaluation of Buchanan, including checking him for
Buchanan was flown to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
The overnight temperature was below 45 degrees, sheriff's officials said.