LA Reporter Dies in Hiking Accident

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KTTV investigative reporter and producer Martin Burns died in a hiking accident near Altadena, the mountainous neighborhood just north of Pasadena, Calif. 

His body was found in a ravine below a trail leading to Inspiration Point in the Angeles National Forest, according to

The preliminary cause of death is trauma sustained from a fall off the steep trail.

Fox’s Gigi Graciette tweeted, “Sad week for our FOX 11 family as we lose friend + colleague Martin Burns in hiking accident.”

“He made a personal difference in my professional life every day,” Fox 11′s VP News Director Kingsley Smith said. “Whenever he stopped by to share a story, I saw the deep passion and dedication in his work and projects.”

Burns was 56 years old. 

H/T Variety