Local News in Brief : Hiker Is Badly Injured in 45-Foot Fall Off Cliff

A hiker was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a 45-foot fall down a cliff in Topanga State Park, the Los Angeles City Fire Department reported.

The 23-year-old man, whose name was not disclosed, was taken by helicopter to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, department spokesman Jim Wells said.

The man sustained severe head and chest injuries, Wells said. He had been hiking with six friends when he fell at 3:44 p.m.

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