An injured hiker is resting this morning, less than 24 hours after plunging nearly 100 feet from a trail in Altadena’s Eaton Canyon. According to local fire officials, the hiker, who is approximately 18-years-old, suffered severe chest, hip, femur, and head injuries as a result of the fall. After being located by Pasadena Fire Department firefighters, the hiker was transported by the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Air 5 helicopter to a local hospital in serious condition.
Friday’s incident is not the only mountain rescue to occur at Eaton Canyon this summer. Several other people have been rescued after serious falls in the canyon this past July and June as well.
“During the Summer months, we respond to rescues in Eaton Canyon on an almost weekly basis. It’s important hikers stay on marked trails, bring cell phones, and let others know where they will be”, Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department told Crown City News in June, 2012. “It takes a tremendous amount of resources from several jurisdictions to respond to these rescues”, she said.
No further information about Friday’s incident was immediately available.