Woman Critically Injured at Eaton Canyon

Two women needed rescue after an apparent fall that critically injured one on Monday.

Two Alhambra women in their 20s were injured, one critically, in an apparent fall at an Eaton Canyon waterfall on Monday.

The exact circumstances of how the women were injured was not immediately available.

"Unfortunately a lot of hikers underestimate mother nature," Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department said, pointing out that a number of hikers are injured in the canyon.

Los Angeles County paramedics and members of the Altadena Search and Rescue team were helping rescue the women, whose fall was reported about 5:30 p.m., Derderian said.

Derderian said about 7:30 p.m. that rescuers thought it would take them at least another 45 minutes to get the women out. Derderian said she thought the second woman's injuries were minor. It was too dark for a helicopter to hoist the women out of the canyon, so they were being taken out on gurneys, Derderian said.

Diana R Rising November 28, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I think we need a fee and a common sense test before people are allowed to hike. I agree sometimes people get in trouble because of lacking common sense. From this story, though, we have no idea what caused the problem. Maybe the hikers were doing everything right. I'm going with Gaia.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 28, 2012 at 06:41 PM
DRR.....Humm, you make a good point. maybe Darwin was Gay-ah. how is it pronounced? Guy-ah or Gay-ah ? If they dun everything right, there is not much left.
Diana R Rising November 29, 2012 at 06:05 AM
I think it is pronounced "gay-ee-ya"
Diana R Rising November 29, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Some scientiest proposed the idea that the world itself is a live and the goddess
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 29, 2012 at 03:05 PM
DRR. Hmmm again. With all the earthquakes and massive storms, it makes one think the goddess is not pleased.


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