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Hiker Injured in Garfield County

Hiker Injured in Garfield County



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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- A hiker was injured last night when he fell while rock climbing in Garfield County.

Sheriff's deputies say a rock broke loose while the man was rappelling, causing the fall. The man, who was not identified, suffered a broken arm.

The man was hiking and climbing with three other people in northeastern Garfield County. One person left the group and hiked out to call for help.

The Utah Highway Patrol was called in with a helicopter to help get the man to safety.

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Information from: The Spectrum, www.thespectrum.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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