Teen Rescued Saturday from Malibu Creek ‘Rock Pool’

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Malibu SAR ushers a seventeen-year-old male hiker to safety after injuring his leg in the pool on Saturday afternoon.

The Malibu Search and Rescue Team (Malibu SAR) successfully saved another injured hiker from Malibu Creek State Park’s “Rock Pool” on Saturday afternoon.

A 17-year-old male hiker fell from one the many cliffs at the “Rock Pool,” the gorge area of the creek known for its slippery rocks and freezing waters, at around 2 p.m. In his fall, the hiker from North Hills hit his leg on a rock before hitting the water, according to the Malibu SAR Team.

The SAR crew was already at the creek when they heard the call for help. Soon after the team heard the call, rescue personnel were at the scene, assisting the boy to safety. The crew was able to quickly attend to the victim, ushering him out on a rescue basket through a boulder field where an ambulance was awaiting him for medical treatment and examination.

The teen has been the second hiker in the past two weeks injured at the creek’s dangerous “Rock Pool.” The pool has been the location of many severe injuries in the past, including several rescues last summer.