DAMSEL IN DISTRESS—
Above, Malibu Search and
Rescue Team, Los Angeles
County Fire Department and National Park Service personnel treat an injured
22-year-old female hiker who fractured her ankle while hiking off trail on Feb.
16 at Paramount Ranch in rural Agoura. Right, a deputy helps lift the rescue litter. Because of the diffcult mountain terrain, the workers had to carry the litter for more than an hour before reaching a place where air evacuation was possible.