Hiker in fatal forest fall was North Hollywood resident – Daily News



The coroner’s office identified a hiker who fell and died in the Angeles National Forest last week as a North Hollywood man.

Christian Bourlette, 69, died of traumatic injuries The coroner ruled his June 25 death an accident.

He was hiking with a group on the Bridge to Nowhere trail on Wednesday, June 24,when he and another man got separated, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Peter Shupe who added that the hikers were headed to the Devil’s Gulch waterfall.

He fell off a three-foot ledge and continued to slide down the mountain, Shupe said.

Authorities recovered Bourlette’s body Thursday and airlifted the second man to safety.