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Hiker Tumbles Down Canyon During Family Hike, Might Have Punctured a Lung

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A 53-year-old man who went on a family hike in Eaton Canyon above Pasadena today took a tumble into a ravine and is in very serious condition.The man was able to call 9-1-1 and help rescuers find him, which was a difficult feat. Rescuers who responded to the call for help around 10:40 am this morning said that the man might have punctured a lung during his fall, according to City News Service.

"He fell off the side of one of the canyons," Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department told CNS. "He was tucked away in a ravine, which made it very hard to locate him. He was in a tight spot."

To make matters worse, the man has diabetes and his blood sugar was causing him problems, Altadena Patch reported. The site added that the man was found in Coyote Canyon.

The man was rescued around 11:20 am, but his condition is very serious.

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