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31-Year-Old Hiker Killed by 90-Foot Fall Near Waterfall

A 31-year-old man was killed Sunday when he fell 90 feet to the bottom of a waterfall, six miles north of La Crescenta in the Big Tujunga Canyon area of Angeles National Forest.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the man, who was not immediately identified pending notification of his family, had been hiking with another man and two women companions when he evidently lost his footing on moss while traversing the falls.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Harry Jones said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s Montrose Search and Rescue Team was called to the area to retrieve the man’s remains and to assist in the helicopter rescue of his hiking companions.

Jones said it took more than two hours to bring the women up a cliff to the point where they could be hoisted to safety by the helicopter. The surviving man was helped down the cliff near the waterfall to a trail where he could be led out of the forest.

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