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Local News in Brief : Hiker Hurt in 100-Foot Fall in Tujunga Canyon

September 28, 1987

A 21-year-old hiker suffered a concussion Sunday when he fell about 100 feet down a steep mountainside while climbing in the Tujunga Canyon area of Sunland.

Donald Perkins was in stable condition at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he was taken by helicopter, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Perkins was hiking with a friend in the rugged terrain about 11:30 a.m. when he lost his footing, hit the ground and rolled into a bush, said Los Angeles Fire Capt. Brian Rubino. The friend found Perkins unconscious, ran down the hill and drove his motorcycle to a fire station for help, Rubino said.

About 30 firefighters assisted in rescuing Perkins, Rubino said.

The friend, who was not identified, was uninjured.

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