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Hiker Rescued After 35-foot Fall in Eaton Canyon

Photo Credit: Andrea Calderwood
Photo Credit: Andrea Calderwood

A male hiker was rescued Saturday afternoon after falling from a trail in Eaton Canyon.

The victim who fell about 35 feet was airlifted just after 3 p.m. to Huntington Memorial Hospital, a deputy at the Altadena Sheriff's Station said. The severity of his injuries was not known.

Another hiker who witnessed and took photos of the rescue near the large waterfall said that the victim was not hiking alone. 

"My boyfriend and I were hiking up and spotted the man about a hundred yards before the waterfall," the woman said, adding that the victim's friends were with him and he was "partially bent backwards over a rock, and his arms and chest were covered."
not Carl Peterson lll July 28, 2013 at 02:28 AM
Wow! This has never happened before! NOT! I hope it is not too serious. Historically the odds are the "hiker" is inexperienced with no rope training, under thirty, and first time over razorback. unless you are this guy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBrXUuwvgg it is a gamble, not a hike. At the 2 min 22sec mark the ledge is about the same thickness of part of the ledge over Eaton Canyon first falls. Alex Honnald would probably not like Eaton Canyon. Nothing is stable enough to hold on to. It just crumbles in your hands
Chris July 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM
The days I don't hear the helicopters surprise more than when I do. We should make these idiots pay for their own rescue regardless of how bad they're hurt.
Linda Wilson August 01, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Why can't they build a safe trail to go up and around the falls? Lives have been lost and many injured, I think it's time for a proper trail to be built!

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