A 16-year-old bicyclist from Altadena survived a 150-foot fall off Angeles Crest Highway on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said.
The rider rode down the winding highway about 7:55 a.m. when he came too close to the edge and slipped off at milemarker 28.5, dropping 150 feet straight down, according to Sheriff's Capt. Dave Silversparre of the Crescenta Valley Station.
Montrose Search and Rescue team was called out along with Crescenta Valley Station deputies to handle the incident, Silversparre told Patch.
The rider, whose name was not released, was air lifted out by a Los Angeles County Fire helicopter and brought to a waiting ambulance at the turn out, he said.
He was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital by ambulance with minor sprains and scratches, Silversparre said.