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Teen pulled from Pasadena cliff in dramatic rescue (Video)

Authorities have released dramatic video of a cliff rescue in Pasadena shot from the "helmet cam" of an L.A. County Air Rescue deputy.

Three South Pasadena teens were hiking up a steep ravine in Millard Canyon on Sunday and got stuck, according to L.A. County sheriff's officials.

The group was first spotted about noon by a U.S. Forestry recreation technician working in the Angeles National Forest. The technician notified authorities.

One of the teens -- a 19-year-old woman -- was stuck on a cliff with a 100-foot drop.

A deputy paramedic with LASD Air-5 Rescue was lowered from a helicopter as it hovered above the canyon floor. It took several attempts to reach the woman. She was flown uninjured to Farnsworth Park in Altadena.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old female who were trapped about 40 feet above the canyon bottom were helped by ground rescuers.

Deputies and firefighters set up a rope system, then lowered the two teens to safety. They hiked out of the canyon with the deputies.


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