Two People Rescued After Succumbing to Heat

Rescuers made their way on Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road to provide aid to victims.

Crews with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department rescued two people Sunday after they suffered from heat related issues in the Angeles National Forest. 

The first victim was reported around 11:20 a.m. on Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road around mile marker 6.8. Fire fighters also arrived on scene to treat the victim, who suffered from heat stroke. The victim was eventually treated and transported to an area hospital, said authorities from the

Rescue crews were soon notified of a second victim near mile marker 6 on Upper Big Tujuna. According to scanner reports, authorities were notified of a person down in the area. The second victim may have been a bicyclist as authorities reportedly worked to secure a bicycle in safe storage as the victim was transported to an area hospital.

Temperatures were in the low 90s in the area, with humidity levels around 39 percent, according to the National Weather Service.

The ultraviolet index level for Sunday in the Los Angeles area was 11, according to the National Weather Service. The reading indicates what the UV exposure was expected to be at noon, when the sun's rays are at their strongest.

D Shelley July 23, 2012 at 01:41 PM
It's surprising how much water you need to carry when hiking or biking in hot weather. I was up on Brown Mountain many years ago mountain biking and got so dehydrated that I started seeing spots and feeling dizzy. I had gone through 2 bottles of water and was so desperate that I drank out of a stream (not a good idea especially that close in!) just to get out. Carry water and then carry some more. Glad they are OK. Bravo LA County Sheriff's Dept. and Firefighters!
Shrub N. Grouse July 24, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Good job Sherriffs and Firefighers. We dont realize how much we ned you until wre in trouble. Thanksyou!


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