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Injured Hiker Rescued from Malibu Creek State Park

The woman fell and hurt her leg on the Cage Creek Trail, according to rescuers.

A woman who fell and injured her leg while hiking in Malibu Creek State Park was carried out to safety Saturday.

The rescue began just before 4 p.m. Saturday on the Cage Creek Trail near Reagan Ranch in Malibu Creek State Park, according to the L.A. County Fire Department.

The woman fell and suffered a leg injury.

L.A. County firefighters and California State Park Rangers responded to the rescue.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Malibu Search and Rescue was called in to assist medics with carrying out the woman to a waiting ambulance.

Malibu Creek State Park is located in the hills above Malibu.

Debra Pflieger April 08, 2013 at 01:30 PM
How come in your rescue articles involving the dedicated officers of the CA State Park system you NEVER mention them and the roles that they play in these park rescues? I even see these officers in photos and never even a mention???
Hans Laetz April 08, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Oh, I can answer that question. California State Parks is very difficult to get ahold of for a reporter. Calling their dispatchers for basic information to write a news story is met with "no comment -- you will have to speak to public affairs ... Monday... in Sacramento." LA County Fire dispatchers talk to reporters. They know that the public needs to know about breaking news. Part of that responsibility is paid back in getting good publicity. LA County and city fire, the CHP, the sheriff and LAPD have figured this out. State Parks, like most small public safety agencies, is not as sophisticated or smart about this. Been this way for decades.

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