"This is a good reminder for visitors to stick to the trail and avoid the vegetated areas where ticks like to hang out," said Evan Jones, the chief ranger for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Circumstances around the fall were not immediately clear, but the popular Altadena-area hike that features a waterfall at the edge of Angeles National Forest is one well known to search and rescue teams.
Of all the Californian animals that occasionally attack people, great white sharks are likely the scariest. Still, only one or two shark attacks a year are recorded in California, with a death about once a decade.
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