KTLA-5 TV interviews survivor of 300-foot plummet down an icy mountainside who had to spend the night in her crashed truck before being rescued.





Woman Rescued After Plunge Off Highway and Frigid Night in Angeles National Forest - TV News VIDEOS - LASD

A missing woman spent a frigid night in the Angeles National Forest after her truck plummeted 300 feet down a steep embankment. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air-5 Rescue Helicopter Crew, Montrose Search & Rescue Team and other deputies found her alive at 5,000 feet, despite a harrowing crash and the bitter cold.

VIDEO: Woman Rescued After Plunge Off Highway - Sara Welch reports [KTLA-5-TV]


Missing woman rescued after frigid night in Angeles National Forest [KABC-7-TV]


Missing Woman Rescued After Cold Night in Angeles Forest [KNBC-4-TV]


The eight Search and Rescue teams and Air 5 Rescue helicopter of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department average about 350 search and rescue missions every year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation. Over 100 LASD Search and Rescue team members are Reserve Sheriff's Deputies who give their valuable time and risk their lives on a moment's notice - for one dollar a year.


Enjoy Nature - Plan your Hike by filling out the Sheriff's Department's Hiking Plan Sheet:

Hiking/Camping is a fun way to get family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors, and to get some physical activity. However, you should always be prepared for the unexpected. You should tell family and friends what your plans are and provide a list of who will be going with you. That’s why the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the residents of Los Angeles County that having a hiking / camping plan is crucial to survival in case of an emergency.

Before you leave, please fill out Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue – Hiking Plan sheet and provide to a loved one to hold onto just in case something happens to a member of your hiking/camping expedition. You can download the form by visiting:


If you would like more information on how to prepare for your hiking / camping trip, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s camping website at


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Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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