A male hiker died Sunday night from injuries sustained from a 35-foot fall in the Eaton Canyon area, according to Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department.
The hiker fell in the first waterfall area, a common area for injured hikers. He was in critical condition when medical teams reached him, Derderian said, and died in the hospital shortly after being brought there.
The hiker has been identified as 21-year-old Erwin Molina, according to Lt. Cheryl MacWillie of the county coroner's office. Derderian said her information has him as a 26-year-old.
Molina was airlifted out of the canyon around 7:20 p.m, after the helicopter had been circling the canyon area for about 20 minutes.
He had been hiking with three friends, Derderian said, one of whom was able to get cell phone reception and call in the accident.
Derderian said this is the first fatality in the area in 2011, though a hiker died there last summer under similar circumstances, she added.
The department has been making regular rescues in Eaton Canyon this year, she said.
"We're getting mountain rescues almost every weekend," Derderian said.
Editor's note: The information in this story regarding age and other details has been changed several times as new information has come in.