9 teen hikers helped from Pasadena canyon; 1 hurt

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and firefighters have rescued nine teenage hikers who got stuck in mountains above Pasadena, including one who fell into a waterfall and had to be airlifted out.

Sheriff's Capt. Michael Parker said in a statement Wednesday that the hikers headed into Eaton Canyon at about noon Tuesday with no flashlights or hiking supplies, and remained there until darkness fell at about 5 p.m.

One 19-year-old man got lost in the area above the Eaton Canyon waterfall and another 19-year-old was injured when he fell in.

Deputies found the lost hiker and escorted him out, and firefighters walked the other seven to safety.

A sheriff's helicopter lifted out the injured hiker, whose injuries were not life-threatening.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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