ALTADENA — A man collapsed and died while hiking in Eaton Canyon, apparently due to a medical problem, authorities said.
Foul play was not initially suspected in the death of the 57-year-old hiker, who was believed to a be a Texas resident, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Angela Shepherd said.
The death was reported just after 9:40 a.m. in the Henninger Flats area of Eaton Canyon, officials said.
Fellow hikers called 9-1-1 after the man collapsed for unknown reasons, Shepherd said.
Rescuers pronounced the man dead at the scene, she said.
It was not clear what killed the man, but there were no signs of trauma on his body and it appeared to be due to natural causes, Shepherd said.
Officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner are investigating how the man died.