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Two women injured at Eaton Canyon waterfall

November 26, 2012 |  8:35 pm

Eaton Canyon waterfall, where two women were injured after falling.
Two women were injured, one of them critically, after falling while hiking along the Eaton Canyon waterfall, officials said Monday night.

The women fell about 20 feet while making their way in the dark in semi-rugged terrain, said Pasadena Fire Department spokesman Lisa Derderian.

About 20 rescue personnel from three agencies responded after the incident was reported about 5:30 p.m. The women, in their early 20s, were taken to hospitals, Derderian said.

The area is popular among hikers, some of whom fail to take proper precautions and end up getting hurt or needing to be rescued, according to Derderian.

Last year, she said, Pasadena firefighters went to Eaton Canyon for more than 20 rescues, including at least two that involved fatalities.

"Unfortunately," she told The Times, "people take Mother Nature for granted."


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Photo: Eaton Canyon waterfall last year. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News