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Waterfall Warning: Hiker Dies In Eaton Canyon Accident, Second Fatality This Week

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Emergency crews responded Saturday morning to another hiker who fell near a popular waterfall in Eaton Canyon, according to KTLA.

Officials said a man and a woman were hiking when the man "slipped and fell about 40 feet before a continued slide down a hill." The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.The woman was airlifted by helicopter from the cliff. Names were not immediately released.

This is the second second fatality this week in Eaton Canyon. 21-year-old Erwin Molina died on Monday after a 35-foot fall near the first waterfall approximately 1.5 miles from the trailhead.