Man reportedly suffering psychotic episode found from canyon


Members of the Sheriff’s Malibu Search and Rescue Team on 9:15 p.m. Thursday night conducted a canyon search after receiving a report of a man believed to have suffered a fall and suffering a psychotic episode at the 5900 block of Trancas Canyon Road, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deploying night vision goggles and forward-looking infrared (FLIR) devices to assist the search efforts, the team located the 33-year old Chicago, Illinois man several hundred feet into the canyon. 

The man was assisted up the hillside of the canyon to awaiting deputies and paramedics. He was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.