Boy, 1, survives 25-foot fall into water in Aztec Falls area without any injuries

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Monday, March 20, 2017

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (KABC) -- A 1-year-old boy survived a 25-foot fall down a waterfall into a pool below in the Aztec Falls area of Lake Arrowhead Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said the call for help came in around 2:10 p.m. The child was on a hike with family members.

At some point, he and another family member were near the top of a 25-foot waterfall when they fell down into the pool of water below.

Witnesses at the scene said the child was underwater for a short time before being pulled out, and they called 911. A San Bernardino County sheriff's air rescue team headed to the location and conducted a hoist rescue.

The child was breathing and taken to a nearby trauma center for an evaluation. Hospital staff determined the child had suffered no injuries in the fall.