1-year-old boy survives 25-foot drop off waterfall

General, United States

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. — A 1-year-old boy was rescued from the water after surviving a 25-foot drop off the Aztec Falls near Lake Arrowhead, California, in the San Bernardino Mountains Sunday afternoon.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports the boy was on a day hike with his family when the fall occurred at around 2:10 p.m., according to CBS Los Angeles.

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A helicopter from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Air Medic Program 

San Bernardino County Sheriff Department

The boy and a family member were standing on top of the Aztec Falls when they both fell down the waterfall into the pool below. The victim was underwater for a short time before being pulled from the water, the sheriff’s department reports.

Witnesses called 911 and a sheriff’s department helicopter was called out. Rescuers arrived to find the both breathing. He was hoisted into the chopper and airlifted to a trauma center for evaluation.

Doctors determined he did not suffer any injuries, SBSD said.

What initially caused the fall was not confirmed.

Source: CBS News – United States

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