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Naked hiker rescued after getting stranded in suburban Los Angeles

A naked hiker lost in the hills near Chatsworth was rescued by firefighters Monday night. The Los Angeles Fire Department said they first heard about the lost hiker at about 8:45 p.m. after a few people started calling to report someone yelling for help. Firefighters believed he had been missing since about 4 p.m. A helicopter crew found the distressed man at about 9:30 p.m. sitting in the brush. After lowering a rescuer to the man, the team hoisted him to safety. It's unclear what happened to the man. He sustained minor injuries. Firefighters said he would be taken to the hospital after being airlifted to a command post.

A hiker who got lost in hills in suburban Los Angeles was pictured getting rescued while completely in the nude.

Witnesses raised the alarm around 8:45 p.m. Monday after hearing someone crying for help in Chatsworth, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The stranded man was found by chopper around 45 minutes later — with photos obtained by CBS Los Angeles showing him waving for help while completely in the buff.

The photos, which digitally obscured anything intimate, showed him standing with his hands raised high while under a spotlight.

The unidentified man is thought to have been missing in the remote location since around 4 p.m., CBS Los Angeles said, without saying if it was known why he was naked.

He was hoisted from the helicopter by a rescuer and flown to a landing area, where he was assessed by paramedics, before being transported to a hospital.

The fire department said the hiker suffered minor injuries, but it was not immediately known what had happened to him.

The agency did not address the victim’s unexplained state of undress at the time of the rescue.

Temperatures in the area ranged between 40 and 69 degrees on Monday, according to information from

The Post reached out to the fire department Tuesday seeking comment on the incident.


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