Authorities say women who fell down hillside were drinking

More details emerged about Tuesday’s rescue of two women who fell 100 to 200 feet down Turnbull Canyon Road.

The rescue was reported at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday. Fire officials originally said the 18-year-old and the 22-year-old were hikers.

Now authorities say the women weren’t hiking.

Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Marcos Espiritu said friends of the women told him the two were drinking and standing on top of the hill when they fell.

“I believe one was depressed and drinking tequila when she fell. The other (woman) went after her,” Espiritu said.

He said firefighters rappelled down to where the women lay.

The injured women were put on stretchers and pulled up. Because of how far they fell, they were taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center which is a trauma center.

Espiritu didn’t know if the women were still at the hospital on Wednesday.

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