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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 27, 2016 



A 24 year old man is currently being treated 
by hospital staff after suffering injuries from 40 
foot fall from a canyon wall in Eaton Canyon on 
Thursday, February 25, 2016. Fortunately, His 
hiking partner witnessed the fall and called 9-1-1 
for help. 

 At 5:45pm, the Altadena Mountain Rescue 
Team was activated to assist the Los Angeles 
County Fire Department in rescuing the man who 
had lost his footing during a climb and had fallen 
40 feet, landing at the base of the lower Eaton 
Canyon Waterfall in the Angeles National Forest. 
Altadena Mountain Rescue crews, along with Los 
Angeles County Fire Engine 66 and Squad 11, 
reached the hiker After hiking for approximately 
25 minutes. 

 The injured hiker was bleeding from his head 
and complained of back, hip and head pain. The 
hiker was awake and alert, but due to his injuries, 
a fire department helicopter airlifted the injured 
hiker to a local hospital for treatment. Deputy 
Paige, the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team 
coordinator said, “It’s always a great feeling when 
we can reach someone and render aid. Fortunately 
in this situation, there was someone with him 
who could call for help. Planning for a day hike is 
just as important as planning for a vacation, and 
hiking with a partner increases the chances you 
will receive help when you need it, please plan 

 Enjoy Nature - Plan your Hike by filling out the 
Sheriff’s Department’s Hiking Plan Sheet: 

 Hiking/Camping is a fun way to get family and 
friends together to enjoy the outdoors, and to 
get some physical activity. However, you should 
always be prepared for the unexpected. You 
should tell family and friends what your plans 
are and provide a list of who will be going with 
you. That’s why the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department would like to remind the residents 
of Los Angeles County that having a hiking / 
camping plan is crucial to survival in case of an 

 Before you leave, please fill out Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue 
– Hiking Plan sheet and provide to a loved one 
to hold onto just in case something happens to 
a member of your hiking/camping expedition. 
You can download the form by visiting: 

If you would like more information on how to 
prepare for your hiking / camping trip, please visit 
the Center for Disease Control’s camping website at:

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