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Mudslide Traps Camper in Her Tent at Eaton Canyon

Mudslide Traps Camper in Her Tent at Eaton Canyon

ALTADENA, Calif. – A woman was rescued after a mudslide trapped her inside her tent at Eaton Canyon in the City of Altadena.

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at around 1:30 p.m. the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team responded to the area where the woman was trapped. Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters also responded to the scene. The woman was on the side of the mountain and several hikers stepped in to rescue her by digging her out. The rain continued to fall as the people hurried to assist the woman. When rescue personnel arrived the woman had been extricated from her tent.

The woman told authorities that she heard, “Oh my God! There goes the mountain,” followed by a woman screaming. The rescue team hiked through surrounding areas to make sure that no others were trapped as a result of the mudslide but none were located. The woman was transported to the hospital for exposure to the cold.

“Thank you to all the people who stopped to help this person, but it is still safer to stay clear of the mountains as there were more mudslides, very large rocks falling on the trails and roads and very slippery conditions,” Altadena Sheriff’s officials said.

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