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Hiker Dies At Popular Cliff Diving Spot In Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest (Photo by Matt McK via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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A hiker has died at a popular location for cliff diving near Arcadia.Just before 9 a.m., Wednesday morning, Los Angeles County firefighters arrived at Hermit Falls in Angeles National Forest. According to the Pasadena Star-News, one individual was already dead on arrival and two more were airlifted to a local hospital with minor injuries. The identities of the deceased and injured have yet to be released.

KTLA reports that the L.A. County Fire Department is calling it a "diving incident," although the Star-News says there are conflicting reports on whether or not they may have just fallen. Hermit Falls is a popular spot for visitors to go cliff diving, where biggest jump can be as high as 50 feet. In November of 2013, a Cal State Fullerton student died at the same location while cliff diving.

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