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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: RIP  Reply with quote

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/g...-sam-merrill-trail-above-altadena

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ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST>> An Altadena man died Wednesday night when he fell about 60 feet over the side of the Sam Merrill Trail, authorities said.

The sheriff’s Altadena station posted on its Facebook page that the man was a local hiker instrumental in forming Wednesday night hikes. He was hiking down from Echo Mountain and fell.

Deputies think another hiker who was with the man called authorities.

Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey identified the man as 71-year-old Lee Brian Tracy.

Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Rich Licon said firefighters responded to a cliff rescue at Sam Merrill Trail shortly before 10 p.m. They called for a helicopter but cancelled it because the hiker died at the scene, according to Licon.

Firefighters notified the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team which stayed with the body until the coroner arrived.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTLA and LA Times reported it was 10ft fall from tripping on the trail.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's just awful.  I've hiked hundreds of times with Lee.  He was a really good guy.  Generous to a fault, and extremely good natured and inclusive.  It's just the weirdest thing, but I guess he fell just right (or just wrong), and that was that.  Sucks.  Bad.

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