1 dead, 1 seriously injured near Humber Park

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At 2:12 p.m. Wednesday, Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters responded to reports of an injured hiker at Humber Park.

Emergency staff responded to reports of injured hikers at Humber Park Wednesday afternoon. Photo by JP Crumrine

Firefighters hiked in to the location and found one male victim, Jonathan Zuniga, 24, of Oceanside, who perished at the scene. The Sheriff's Department press release states that the results of their investigation indicate the deceased hiker and injured hiker fell while rock climbing.

Firefighters then located a second injured male victim. Responders called for air support and Cal Fire Copter 901 performed a hoist operation. This victim was delivered to an awaiting air ambulance at the U.S. Forest Service's Keenwild Ranger Station, from where he was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Emergency staff awaiting arrival of the coroner at an incident Wednesday in Humber Park. Photo by JP Crumrine

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  1. They fell due to a very large rock slide that came down. North side of Lily Rock.

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  2. Every year climbers fall down and that includes veteran rock climber school owners. Always use protection lines, don’t skip safety, ever.

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