County firefighters hoisted a man to safety Wednesday from a rocky Palos Verdes Estates hiking trail.
The Fire Department dispatched an urban search-and-rescue team and helicopter crew to the 1500 block of Paseo del Mar after receiving a rescue call about 2:30 p.m., a spokesman said.
Rescue workers found the man on Shipwreck Trail, a path about a quarter-mile northeast of Palos Verdes High School, the spokesman said. The helicopter crew lifted the man off the ground and was en route to County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center about 3:45 p.m.
The extent of the man's injuries, as well as the circumstances that led to the call, were unknown.
- Kristin S. Agostoni