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Hiker dies after falling from waterfall in Kern County

A hiker died after falling about 10 feet down a waterfall on the Woodland waterfall trail near Mt. Pinos, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

Rescue crews arrived at the scene about a half-mile from the trailhead around 2:30 p.m. Friday and found the body of the hiker 30 feet above the base of the falls on a rock cropping, the Fire Department said in a statement.

Fire Department and Kern County sheriff’s rescue personnel constructed a rope system to safely retrieve the body.

The body was transported to the coroner and has not been identified. The Kern County coroner’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This story originally appeared on LA Times

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