L.A. firefighters rescuing stranded cliff climbers in Chatsworth [Updated]
The two "free climbers" were perched on a ledge on the western side of the cliff above 10870 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Stony Point Park, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Live footage on KCAL-TV showed a Fire Department helicopter hovering alongside the cliff, shining a bright light on the youths as a firefighter tied to a rope worked his way toward them with a rescue harness.
Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the two youths were about 300 feet above the ground.
[Updated at 8:54 p.m.: The two climbers were rescued and released on the ground, the Fire Department said.]
-- Robert J. Lopez
Map shows area of rescue operation. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.