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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

http://altadena.patch.com/groups/...rescue-underway-for-injured-hiker

Update 3:35 p.m.

The hiker is being walked out of Eaton Canyon by LA County Fire Department officials, County Fire Inspector Anthony Akins told Patch.

The helicopter and Search and Rescue efforts were cancelled.

The age of the male hiker and any possible injuries were not specified.

Update 3:23 p.m.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter is overhead at the scene, County Fire Inspector Anthony Akins told Patch.


County Fire officials reportedly made contact with the injured male hiker at the first waterfall, though the hiker was originally reported injured above the second waterfall, said Akins.

The age of the hiker and extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://altadena.patch.com/groups/...ton-cyn-rescue-going-on-right-now

"AMRT responding to a call for two hikers stuck on a cliff up Eaton Canyon
by Tim  on Jun 26 in Uncategorized
A call came out just before 7pm for two hikers stuck on a cliff up Eaton Canyon above the first waterfall. As more information becomes available updates will be posted. "

http://amrt.org/index.php/blog/en...-stuck-on-a-cliff-up-eaton-canyon

Two hikers were rescued from Eaton Canyon Tuesday night after they spent hours stuck on a ridge on the side of a cliff, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lt. Angela Shepherd said.

Around 6:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Crescenta Valley Station received a call about the unidentified hikers. Officers from Sierra Madre and Montrose police departments assisted in the rescue.

By 11 p.m., officers used a harnest to pull up the hikers, Shepherd said. "(The hikers) came really close to falling off."

No further details were immediately available.



Read more: http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci...d-from-eaton-canyon#ixzz2XMACvmlu
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More info on previous post...

http://www.altadenablog.com/2013/...-by-combined-responder-teams.html
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The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, along with search and rescue teams from Sierra Madre and Montrose, rescued two hikers on Tuesday, June 25, in a complex technical rescue that lasted until the early morning hours.

According to a release from the Altadena Sheriff Station, members of the Altadena team were called out to a rescue in Eaton Canyon at about 6:36 PM.  Two hikers, trying to find a waterfall, wandered off the trail at Acrophobia Ridge toward Power Line Trail.  The release said that family members of the hikers contacted the Downey police department when the hikers did not return home, and Downyey notified the Sheriff's Department.

Montrose and Sierra Madre teams were called to assist at about 8:20 PM, according to the release, "as the position of the hikers was extremely precarious and dangerous. The expertise of all three teams was needed to handle the sophisticated operation that used harnesses to pull the hikers off the ridge and to safety. The operation ended in the early morning hours. There were no reported injuries. "

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One rescue today. though the news media has nothing on it.

06/30/2013 14:35 ANF-2907 Cliff rescue Search & Rescue Eaton cyn. at the first waterfall . . . . . 34.201 x 118.091

http://www.wildcad.net/WCCA-ANF.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALTADENA - Rescuers on Friday helped a lost hiker as well as her fellow hiker who was found unconscious by a trail in Eaton Canyon, officials said.

The incident started at 2:30 p.m.

Lt. Angela Shepherd of the sheriff's Crescenta Valley Station said the Altadena and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue teams located a hiker between the first and second waterfalls. The 20-year-old woman wasn't injured, Shepherd said.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter airlifted the woman.

Shepherd said rescuers then came across a second hiker who was dehydrated and unconscious. She said the 22-year-old man had been hiking with the woman and went to look for help.

The man was taken by helicopter to Huntington Hospital. Shepherd didn't know the man's current condition.

Read more: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/n...escued-eaton-canyon#ixzz2Zcl4xz95
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll probably not update this stuff after this one.  It's just not that interesting anymore.  Like, if I had a nickle for every mylar balloon I've found....etc.

http://altadena.patch.com/groups/...after-35foot-fall-in-eaton-canyon

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A male hiker was rescued Saturday afternoon after falling from a trail in Eaton Canyon.
The victim who fell about 35 feet was airlifted just after 3 p.m. to Huntington Memorial Hospital, a deputy at the Altadena Sheriff's Station said. The severity of his injuries was not known.

Another hiker who witnessed and took photos of the rescue near the large waterfall said that the victim was not hiking alone.

"My boyfriend and I were hiking up and spotted the man about a hundred yards before the waterfall," the woman said, adding that the victim's friends were with him and he was "partially bent backwards over a rock, and his arms and chest were covered."

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No joke.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More on CM's latest post...

http://www.altadenablog.com/2013/...-from-eaton-canyon-waterfall.html

Eyewitness bitches about the "surprise" appearance of the helo, blowing stuff around and injuring bystanders...
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    It approached very quickly, and very low, and gave no warning bell or siren to warn the 50 or so people (including families with small children, and elderly) that they were approaching the popular destination. Suddenly there were rocks, branches, and debris flying very quickly, hitting heads, and one man whose back was gashed open.  The dust made it difficult to breath and see.  We ran over the rocks to get to cover and waited out the hovering helicopter. The injuries of those at the water seemed to be minor, but it's possible other hikers were injured from the wind and flying branches.

   A few minutes later the helicopter returned, and lowered down a rescue worker to assist.  It circled back a few times, making it dangerous to begin the trek back to the road, so the crowd waited out the rescue.  It then came back and hoisted up the forestry service worker, and then later the stretcher with the injured hiker. These are what the photos show.

   Upon reaching the exit at Crescent Drive, there were four fire trucks, and a new ambulance was just arriving, although it was 30 minutes after the hiker was lifted out.  It is likely that it was for someone else.


And today's latest (I think the headline should read 7:36pm not am)...

http://www.altadenablog.com/2013/...-concluding-right-now-736-am.html

And now I agree with CM's sentiment, enough of this.

Unless someone invents an original way to demonstrate their stupidty Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I don't think most people realize how unpleasant it is to be under a helicopter until it happens to them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:

Eyewitness bitches about the "surprise" appearance of the helo, blowing stuff around and injuring bystanders...


Classic LA exaggeration.....the best one I know is this dude driving in 'sigalert' street traffic was irate. The reporter tells him a person was shot and dying and he quickly says non-chalantly "This is just great!", sarcastically speaking of his own 'misfortune' that the person was being helped. Very Happy

Not that Im immune to it. Im always cussing out helicopters that circle and circle seemingly forever now and then. Always hoping I have a laser pointer or guided missle to scare them off Twisted Evil
"On Monday, June 10,2013  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a Congressional field hearing with representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), homeowners and helicopter pilots to discuss a recent FAA report on the problem of helicopter noise across Los Angeles County.  Schiff and Congressional colleagues requested the report in order to develop solutions to the problem of excessive helicopter noise in residential areas. Homeowners have long complained of the disruptions caused by all sorts of helicopter traffic – from news choppers, paparazzi, tour operators and public safety agencies. The noise pollution emanating from these low-flying helicopters is concentrated to high decibel levels by the unique terrain of canyons and valleys in the County. The focused and concentrated noise drown out normal conversations and can disturb normal sleep cycles"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cougarmagic wrote:
I'll probably not update this stuff after this one.  It's just not that interesting anymore.  Like, if I had a nickle for every mylar balloon I've found....


HikeUp wrote:
And now I agree with CM's sentiment, enough of this.

Unless someone invents an original way to demonstrate their stupidty Very Happy


Laughing  Razz  Very Happy

I do appreciate you posting these Eaton 'falls' reports cougarmagic, thanks much, can understand if you don't want to keep posting them but if you do keep posting them, wouldn't say no that...

Not trying to tally [possible] toe tags or anything like that,,, but these reports are an interesting insight at just how many people get themselves screwed up there ---- and what it takes/effects to get them down....

Risking rescuers' lives, particularly in a preventable situation like this, is rather inexcusable.

It really might take a 'party of 5 ??' to tumble down together before much, if anything, will change the situation...



And then there's the one from AW's fantastic misc 21 news posts....

Ugggg, why couldn't 'The Game' be someone that was lost and not found [his way down]  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

"The Game"

http://www.pasadenamonthly.com/articles/second-waterfall-2013-06-28


Just two days before the team’s rounds, in fact, world-renowned rapper The Game and several of his friends attempted to find the second water- fall-only to get lost. The Game was able to find his way to safety, but one member of his crew was not.


Although this wasn't a bad answer... maybe someone undersold/told him on Runyon vs Eaton Confused  Confused

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5wWS14Ou98

So it goes...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't it cost less to build a safe trail to the second waterfall than having all these rescues and accidents every year?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wouldn't it cost less to build a safe trail to the second waterfall than having all these rescues and accidents every year?


Then people would get stuck getting to the third waterfall.  Or the fourth.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for old times' sake:

http://altadena.patch.com/groups/...wo-hikers-rescued-in-eaton-canyon

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Deputy Mark Williams with the Altadena Sheriff’s Station said the hikers, a male and female in their early 20s, were hiking near the large waterfall when they slipped and fell.

They were spotted by another hiker clinging onto a tree at around 3:45 p.m., said Williams.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, a special twist to this one!

http://altadena.patch.com/groups/...arrested-for-outstanding-warrants

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Two stranded hikers were rescued on a cliff at Eaton Canyon Tuesday, but were later arrested when authorities found that they had two outstanding warrants

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cougarmagic wrote:
Ooh, a special twist to this one!

http://altadena.patch.com/groups/...arrested-for-outstanding-warrants

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Two stranded hikers were rescued on a cliff at Eaton Canyon Tuesday, but were later arrested when authorities found that they had two outstanding warrants


I found the irony that they were found at 4:20 to be pretty entertaining.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So so so happy that some things never change...

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Two hikers rescued at Eaton Canyon Friday

by TImothy Rutt

RescueSearch and rescue teams rescued two hikers spotted hanging on to branches to keep from falling down a cliff face Friday afternoon.

According to a spokesman from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the two hikers were spotted in Eaton Canyon and a 911 call went out at 11:31 AM Friday, Dec. 27.  The two were rescued by combined teams of the fire and sheriff's department with the help of a helicopter, and were transported to the hospital for evaluation.


http://www.altadenablog.com/2013/...scued-at-eaton-canyon-friday.html

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:
This is your future people...we're fucked.
Take off the rose colored glasses, you danged optimist.  Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A reopening of the area quickly resulted in incidents.
Given the recent rains and resulting saturation and slickness, it will be considered suicidal to attempt the second falls....thus decrees AW

The news reporting a woman in her 30s fell 30ft to life-threatening injuries. Shes lucky she fell as it only goes higher and more difficult. But it also goes to show that making it 'easier' solves nothing but deciding for people who think its easy now.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another close fall...although Id have to say its backed off the max 'suicide level' warning ...back to highly discouraged/#NotAtrail level.

https://www.facebook.com/Altadena...ffsStation/posts/1594112720616403
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Today{3/12/17} minutes after noon, Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for the rescue of a hiker who had fallen in the area of Eaton Canyon Waterfall, in the Angeles National Forest. Los Angeles County Fire Department units responded and hiked into Eaton Canyon. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 responded to Eaton Canyon and located a 29 y/o male resident of El Monte at the bottom of the canyon. Air 5 hoisted the injured hiker, who was complaining of a shoulder injury, and his two uninjured friends and flew them to Huntington Memorial Hospital. The injured hiker and his friends, male and female adult were attempting to reach the second waterfall and the injured hiker fell approximately 50' off Acrophobia Ridge and landed on the ground below. The hikers injury was serious and required treatment at a trauma center.

The injured hiker attempted to bring his son, a young juvenile to the second waterfall, but the juvenile felt too nervous to climb the crumbling hillside and he stayed behind. Fire Department and Altadena rescue team members met the juvenile hiker and escorted him to his grandmother at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The juvenile had more sense than the adult. So, I wonder if they actually fine these people who disobey the closure order.
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Sean wrote:
The juvenile had more sense than the adult. So, I wonder if they actually fine these people who disobey the closure order.


Its open...closure order ended in Jan.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Better get my butt over there before it shuts down again.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let em go. Take all the warning signs down. Maybe just fly a bigass blimp over the city and yell really loud "if you fuck up, it's your fault" once, really really loud so everyone hears it.

Let the rest of the cosmos do its thing.
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