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2 men rescued after getting stranded on cliffs during Mount Baldy hikes

Two hikers who got stranded on Mount Baldy were rescued Saturday by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter and the West Valley Search and Rescue Team, sheriff’s officials said.
Joshua Barrera, 37, from Compton and Michael Tran, 21, from Placentia, were hiking separately Saturday morning on the Ski Hut Trail, a sheriff’s news release said. On the way back down from the summit, Tran got tired and told the friend he was with to continue without him, the release said.
He accidentally left the trail and began following a stream instead — and encountered Barrera, who also had mistakenly left the trail. They tried to help each other, but they ended up stranded on separate cliffs.
Rescuers were able to reach Tran by foot and escorted him to safety, but the helicopter was needed to hoist Barrera off the cliff, the release said. Neither hiker was injured.
Source: Oc Register

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