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Montrose Search and Rescue and U.S. Forest Service deputies transport an injured hiker to safety on a snow litter. (Photo courtesy Montrose Search and Rescue / January 30, 2013)

Montrose Search and Rescue deputies hoisted an woman who injured her knee to safety Sunday afternoon, according to sheriff's officials.

Officials responded to the Little Jimmy Campground in the Angeles National Forest around noon, where a woman with an injured right knee and arthritis in her left knee was found, according to Sgt. Mark Slater of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.

U.S. Forest Service officials and Montrose deputies slid the woman on a snow litter for three miles. Once at the Angeles Crest Highway, the woman refused further treated and was transported home by a friend, according to Slater.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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