ALTADENA – Two female hikers from Alhambra were rescued Monday evening in Eaton Canyon Falls by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel after sustaining injuries while hiking in the Angeles National Forest, sheriff’s officials said.
The first hiker, who fell approximately 30 feet, sustained what appeared to be two broken femurs as well as significant head injuries. She was rescued from the canyon by members of the search and rescue team and airlifted to a local hospital by a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter.
The second hiker, who sustained only minor injuries during the hike, was treated at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics. She was released at the scene.
Both hikers are expected to make a full recovery.