ALTADENA ( — A 19-year-old woman’s fall down a rocky mountainside in Eaton Canyon was caught on tape.

The woman was hiking with friends when she lost her footing and slid down the steep hillside around 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Pasadena Fire Department said.

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Her friend happened to be taking a video on a cell phone and caught the tumble on camera.

A small tree broke the woman’s fall and she held onto it until help arrived.

She was rescued by helicopter and transported to a local hospital in known condition.

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(credit: Pasadena Fire Dept.)

Eaton Canyon Rescue (credit: Pasadena Fire Dept.)

Beginning Friday, the upper waterfall in Eaton canyon will be closed to the public.

The 84 acres around the falls will be off limits and anyone caught in the area faces a fine of up to $5,000 and a possible six-month jail sentence.

Access to the lower waterfall will remain open.

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