Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dangers of hiking to 2nd waterfall, Eaton Canyon

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Saturday April 21, 2012, 8:04 AM

LASD - HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff

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Advisory: VIDEO (1 min.): Dangers of hiking to 2nd waterfall, Eaton Canyon, Altadena, Angeles National Forest, LASD Search & Rescue
Attention Eaton Canyon Hikers: From the Co. of L.A. Dept. of Parks & Recreation

NEW ---- YouTube VIDEO ( 1 min.) --- Eaton Canyon 2nd Waterfall near Altadena- Rescuers talk about and show rescues (Co of LA Parks & Recreation):

Don’t believe the false information being spread through social media about a so called safe hike to a second waterfall around Eaton Canyon.

There is no developed trail leading up to the top of Eaton Falls. This is a rugged natural area located in the Angeles National Forest. People have died or become seriously injured by climbing, in an attempt to continue further up the canyon.

Trying to climb a crumbling mountainside is not worth losing your life or risking serious injury to yourself and others.

Learn an important lesson from the fatal mistakes of victims who have died and those who were seriously injured! Don’t try it. It is not worth losing your life!


From the Search & Rescue Teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department:

VIDEO of rescues from Eaton Canyon second waterfall and other rescues. See why the best hiking, is safe hiking::

Young woman on a day hike in Eaton Canyon with two men found herself clutching the side of a cliff:


*Enjoy Nature - Plan your Hike by filling out the Sheriff's Department's HIKING PLAN SHEET:

Hiking/Camping is a fun way to get family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors and to get some physical activity. However, you should always be prepared for the unexpected. You should tell family and friends what your plans are and provide a list of who will be going with you. That’s why the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the residents of Los Angeles County that having a hiking / camping plan is crucial to survival in case of an emergency.

Before you leave, please fill out Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue – Hiking Plan sheet and provide to a loved one to hold onto just in case something happens to a member of your hiking/camping expedition. You can download the form by visiting:

If you would like more information on how to prepare for your hiking / camping trip, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s camping website at

LASD Sheriff's Emergency Services Detail (ESD) deputies operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to their tactical operations, all ESD deputies are certified paramedics and rescue divers. ESD is responsible for coordinating and participating in mountain search and rescue, underwater search and rescue, and swift water and flood rescue operations for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. They staff the Air-5 Rescue Helicopter, the Ocean Rescue Boat, and accompany the Special Weapons Teams on all operations.

The Air-5 rescue helicopter crews, including Emergency Services Detail paramedics, and the over 100 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department average about 350 search and rescue missions every year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation.

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Captain Mike Parker
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(323) 267-4800
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Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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