A hiker has suffered a serious blow to the head after enduring a fall onto giant boulders at Malibu Creek State Park yesterday.
The 21-year-old man was climbing rocks when he fell, rolling nearly 60 feet before coming to a stop against a rock. He suffered head injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.
The man was separated from his hiking companions, who were found by rescue crews at a later hour. They were unharmed.
Injuries like this highlight why it is always important to have someone with you when you are hiking, especially if you plan on doing a more perilous activity such as rock climbing. Wearing a helmet while climbing can also reduce the risk of head injuries.