Teen dies in Hermit Falls diving accident; 2 others injured
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (KABC) —
A teen has died and two others suffered minor injuries after a diving accident at Hermit Falls in Angeles National Forest Wednesday.
Authorities received a call about a diving accident at about 8:45 a.m. A 17-year-old boy was declared dead at the scene.
Two other victims were airlifted to a local hospital for hypothermia.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a young woman either fell off the rocks or jumped into the water, and then the 17-year-old went in after her.
Frequent visitors to the area said that while Hermit Falls is a popular place to hike to, it’s also very dangerous.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.
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