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Off-duty Camp Pendleton Marines rescue hiker north of Los Angeles in Altadena

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Posted at 2:44 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 18:29:58-04

ALTADENA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Four off-duty marines along with a rescue team rescued a hiker having a medical emergency on a hiking trail near Los Angeles Sunday.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a team received the rescue call around 4 p.m. Sunday near Switzer Falls.

When the rescue team arrived, they found four off-duty marines from Camp Pendleton who had run into the hiker and carried him upstream for a quicker rescue.

Officials say the hiker wasn’t injured and was taken to the hospital to recover.

Watch he rescue video in the player below: