ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (KABC) — A man 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. Jesse Yuth, 18, of Signal Hill was declared dead at the scene.
Two other victims were airlifted to a local hospital for hypothermia.
Detectives say Yuth jumped 50 feet from the top of the fall into the pond. Two teens, who were with the adult, jumped in the pond in an attempt to rescue him.
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.