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UPDATE: Man Dies After Falling from Eaton Canyon First Water Fall, Wednesday

Man dies from apparent fall at Eaton Canyon. Altadena Sheriff Station still on the scene.

UPDATE:  According to Ed Winter of the LA County Department of Coroner, the 19-year old victim of Wednesday’s fatal fall in Eaton Canyon has been identified as Christian Funes.  As of this morning, the autoposy is still pending. 

UPDATE: The hiker who fell was a 19-year-old man who had been hiking with his family, according to Rich Deleon of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, who was still at the scene as of 8:20 p.m.

The hiker had decided to climb up to the upper water falls and his family waited for him below.

He fell right in the same area as one of the fatalities that happened last summer at Eaton Canyon, Deleon said.

The area is a common one for falling hikers, Deleon added, and though the man fell around 150 feet, many others who have done so have survived.

In fact, according to Deleon, another hiker fell earlier on Wednesday from approximately the same area and Deleon and other rescuers ran into him walking away from the scene.  Though injured and taken to the hospital, he survived a similar fall.

UPDATE: According to Lt. Edwards at the Altadena Sheriff's Station, the man who fell at Eaton Canyon this evening was found dead at the scene. 

More information when known.

Reported by City News Service:

A man fell from the first fall in Eaton Canyon in Altadena at 6:07p.m., says Capt. Mark Savage of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The severity of the man's injuries is not known. Altadena Search and Rescue, including a helicopter, is en route. 

More information when known.

Donn Risolo August 09, 2012 at 09:36 PM
With all due respect to Ms. Finch and Mr. Giraldo, I suggested that access to Eaton Canyon falls be closed for only the two lousiest hiking months of the year while a serious attempt is made at coming up with a solution. If that's excessive, then have park officials administer IQ tests of everyone headed there to weed out the knuckleheads who, in Mr. Giraldo's words, have a need to "leave designated trails."
Natalie C August 12, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Because this death was so sudden and so unexpected  The victims family is not prepared at all for the funeral expenses, his family would really appreciate any donation Please follow the link if you are willing to donate  http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=7300&url=ripchristianingleton&fb_action_ids=318732548222254&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map=%7B%22318732548222254%22%3A10151155201115395%7D&action_type_map=%7B%22318732548222254%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D Thank u ! it is really appreciated 
M. King August 13, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Just the weekend prior I know for a fact that THREE danger signs were put up in the middle of the paths. That means these last two victims deliberately passed them without concern. You can't help people help themselves if they don't want it.
Lorraine Pozniak August 14, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I don't know if this can be accomplished on a county, state, federal or even a volunteer level, but I think it's time that "lifeguards", for lack of a better term, be posted in the area to prevent people from doing what they shouldn't be doing. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it would certainly be cheaper than sending choppers and rescuers to the area every day (or so it seems...)
Bryan Ingleton September 15, 2013 at 04:23 PM
he was my older brother

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