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Chris Bashaw, Editor
4:54 pm PDT August 12, 2015

A 16-year-old male hiker lost in Malibu was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Shawn Ruda of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department wrote in an email alter that at approximately 12:18 p.m. last Wednesday, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station received a call regarding a hiker who was dehydrated and was short of breath.

“He was airlifted to UCLA as a precaution because he was dehydrated and had trouble breathing,” said Lieutenant James Royal of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.