A distressed hiker had to be hoisted to safety Friday in Griffith Park.
The hiker was reported in trouble at 6:50 p.m. on a trail near Mulholland Highway and Mt. Lee Drive, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Rescuers and park rangers located 27-year-old man in rough terrain east of Mt. Lee Drive, Scott said.
He was uninjured but too fatigued to hike out, so rescuers hoisted the man into a fire helicopter and he was brought to the top of Mt. Lee, Scott said.
"An ambulance will transport him off the hill,'' Scott said.