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Rescuers search Big Pines area after hiker reports hearing crying baby

June 7, 2012 |  5:53 am

Rescue crews scoured a hiking trail near Big Pines on Wednesday night after a hiker reported hearing a crying baby, but the search was called off after nothing was found.

A man called 911 about 7:50 p.m. and reported what he thought was a crying baby, said a lieutenant at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Palmdale Station.

Rescue crews from the Los Angeles and San Bernardino fire departments, along with L.A. County Sheriff's Department personnel, arrived and began searching near Big Pines Highway and State Route 2, the lieutenant said. A helicopter also scoured the area with night-vision equipment.

The search ended about 12:30 a.m., the lieutenant said.

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-- Kate Mather
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