Hike to nowhere

Man gets lost in Santa Monicas and takes four days to reach safety


HELP ON THE WAY—Above, paramedics prepare to take Santos to the hospital. Below, rescuers discuss plans to enter the rugged mountain terrain where the hiker became lost. Photos courtesy of Malibu SAR

The outcome could have been much worse for a 30-year-old hiker who became lost and injured in the Santa Monica Mountains and wandered for four days before reaching safety.

Marcelo Santos of Hawthorne went hiking with friends in Corral Canyon on Sat., March 31.

Dep. Dave Katz, operations lea...

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