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Hiker Rescued After Falling Into Rocks at Chatsworth Park

A man was rescued Saturday afternoon after he fell 25 feet in between large boulders in a popular Los Angeles hiking spot.

The hiker, 23, had to be airlifted from Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth by a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter.

"He was making jokes, 'Oh, I'm not gonna fall,'" said Alex Hernandez, the hiker's brother, who was with him. "And then this happens."

When the hiker fell, he landed on his feet, then fell back and hit his head and back, Hernandez said.

He was wedged in between the rocks, and he had a bump on his head.

He had trouble moving his back, Hernandez said.

The hiker was flown to a nearby trauma center in serious condition, according to Erik Scott of the LAFD.

Hernandez said his brother is thankful for the rescue.

"It could've been worse," Hernandez said. "Thank God it wasn't. I hope everything's gonna be alright from here."

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