Hikers rescued from Eaton Canyon

ALTADENA — Sheriff’s officials rescued two Rancho Cucamonga hikers from Eaton Canyon Thursday after one of them fell from a cliff and the other became stranded, authorities said.
Rescuers responded to reports shortly after 3 p.m. that a 31-year-old man had fallen from a cliff near the third waterfall in Eaton Canyon, while his 20-year-old female hiking companion remained stuck on the cliff, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Altadena Search and Rescue Team members reached the woman and hoisted her to safety via helicopter about 4 p.m., officials said. She was shaken but uninjured.
The man had suffered several broken bones in one of his legs, Sgt. Debra Herman said.
After rescuers tended to his injuries at the scene, he was flown to an area hospital for treatment, officials said. An update on his condition was not available Friday, however the man was expected to survive.

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