An elderly hiker was airlifted earlier today from Eaton Canyon after suffering from complications due to his diabetes.
Officials at the were informed by a fellow hiker of the ailing man around 10 a.m. The Asian man in his 60s was on the ground and vomiting, said Deputy Fajardo of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Fire fighters and Altadena Search and Rescue members went into the canyon, where the man was said to be near the waterfalls, deputies said.
The sick hiker was located and eventually flown by a Sheriff's rescue helicopter by 12:30 p.m. The man was flown to Huntington Memorial Hospital, Fajardo said.