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Altadena Mountain Rescue - Cyclist - by LA County

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DEC 13 2014 LA County Rescue - cyclist falls 200+ ft into Las Flores Canyon below Sam Merrill Trail - Altadena, CA I witnessed and called in help for a horrific accident above the Altadena Cobb estate today. The accident occurred at 9:50 am on the Sam Merrill Trial, above Las Flores Canyon. South of the Las Flores Waterfall and water company reservoir. I watched a Cyclist pitch off the switchback trail and fall 200+ yards into the canyon and landed in the canyon bottom. I was hiking up the canyon, on the opposite side when the accident happened and saw the entire fall. Cyclist survived the fall and was rescued via LA County helicopter ~ 35 minutes later. His buddies did their best to get to him and several managed to - very tough terrain. I don’t know the extent of his injuries but am saying prayers for his recovery. Be careful out there people - the trails have been damaged by the storm.