- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a teenage boy was rescued after slipping on a wet trail and plunging 30 feet to a canyon below in the mountains near Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says the 16-year-old boy has contusions to his head, hip, and legs, several teeth knocked out and a possible arm fracture.

It says rescue crews were called Sunday afternoon to the area of Cobb Estate in the Los Angeles National Forest. The found the injured hiker, who lives in Valencia, in Las Flores Canyon.

The hiker was hoisted to a helicopter and flown to a hospital.

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