2 hurt climbers rescued from Rock Canyon

2 hurt climbers rescued from Rock Canyon

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 23-year-old woman is recovering at a hospital in Provo after she and another woman were rescued over the weekend from Rock Canyon.

Provo fire officials say the woman suffered injuries to an arm and a leg after she fell as far as 60 feet while climbing in the Red Slab area of the canyon Sunday afternoon.

Provo Fire Department Capt. Dean York told The Daily Herald the other woman suffered rope burns on her hands when she tried to secure the rope after her climbing partner fell.

Both were transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. York told KSL.com she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the fall, but was coherent and speaking with emergency responders on scene.

Their names have not been released.

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