UPDATE: A Patch call to the Los Angeles County Coroner has confirmed the hiker's identity as John Jutiyasantayanon, 23, of Montclair. The story has been changed to reflect that.
A man in his early 20s fell to his death in Eaton Canyon while hiking Saturday morning, said Sgt. Debra Herman of the . It was the second fatality in the canyon in a week.
"It's tragic," she said. "People don't take [hiking in the canyon] seriously enough ... I can understand the draw, it's beautiful there. But it's treacherous."
The young man, identified as 23-year-old John Jutiyasantayanon of Montclair by coroner's officials, was hiking with a female companion when he slipped and fell, Herman said. The woman tried to help, but wasn't able to stop him from dropping even farther. Sheriff's deputies then received the call at 9:32 a.m.
Other hikers performed CPR on Jutiyasantayanon, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, officials told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Rescue teams airlifted the woman from the canyon to a landing zone, then later transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
This is only the latest incident in the canyon, which has seen frequent rescues and mishaps this summer.