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Hiker Critically Injured After Falling 30 Feet From Eaton Canyon Waterfall

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PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A 21-year-old Alhambra woman was hospitalized Tuesday after falling 30 feet from a waterfall in Eaton Canyon.

A crew with the Pasadena Fire Department rescued the victim, who fell around 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to Lt. Brian Fitch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The woman, who broke both of her legs and suffered severe head injuries, had been hiking with a friend who suffered minor injuries.

Both women were transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital.

“Unfortunately, a lot of hikers underestimate mother nature,” Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said, noting that hikers are often injured in Eaton Canyon.

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