Hiker dies after falling off Eaton Canyon cliffs

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Search and rescue unit responded to injured hikers Friday afternoon. The Altadena Sheriff's Department posted this photo on Twitter.

A hiker died after falling from the cliffs of the popular Eaton Canyon park area of Altadena Friday, according to our media partners NBC LA.

LA County Sheriff helicopter unit rescued the other hikers in the party, but one victim died of head injuries after a fall. The Altadena Sheriff's Station posted photos of the rescue on Twitter:

The circumstances of the fall are still under investigation and the name of the victim has not yet been released. 

Last year, L.A. County Parks & Recreation produced a YouTube video warning hikers in the Eaton Canyon and Angeles National Forest area north of a popular waterfall to avoid the cliff area beyond the waterfall: 

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