Hiker stranded on boulder hoisted to safety by helicopter in California: Watch the video


A stranded California hiker was hoisted to safety last week by a rescue team aboard a helicopter.

The man had become trapped on a large boulder above fast-moving water Friday at Malibu Creek State Park, according to Malibu Search & Rescue, which led the operations along with California State Parks. The Los Angeles County Fire Department provided the helicopter use.

The brief clip shows the man suspended by a cable in midair as he is being winched to waiting rescuers.

Video of the man’s daring rescue was shared to the social media site X last week.

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Watch the video here:


Rescue team airlifts hiker trapped on boulder above dangerous waters

A rescue team saved a hiker from a dangerous situation after he got stuck over fast-moving water in the Malibu Creek State Park.

USA TODAY reached out to Malibu Search & Rescue for more information Monday morning.

Eric Lagatta covers breaking and trending news for USA TODAY. Reach him at elagatta@gannett.com

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