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Injured hikers rescued after avalanche on Mount Baldy in California

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A group of hikers, including one with "serious" injuries, had to be rescued Thursday after an avalanche on Mt. Baldy in southern California.

The San Bernardino County Fire District said in a news release the slide was reported at 12:13 p.m. local time at the Baldy Bowl, located southeast of the mountain's peak.

Officials said that three hikers were walking at the time of the avalanche on "unstable snow overlaying a sheet of ice," and that one hiker slid down and suffered "serious" injuries.

The two injured hikers were airlifted off the mountain and transported to a local hospital, while the third hiker was able to walk out without assistance.

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Mount Baldy is located in the San Gabriel Mountains about 45 miles northeast of Los Angeles and rises to 10,064 feet.

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