Climber rescued after falling 50 feet in Little Cottonwood Canyon

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LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON — It took rescue crews several hours to bring an injured climber down from a cliff at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon Saturday.

Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke said the 27-year-old man was climbing in the late afternoon with a group of friends when he fell about 50 feet.

The call for help came in shortly after 4 p.m. The injured man was conscious and breathing but complaining of back pain, Lohrke said.

It took search and rescuer crews about three hours to get the man out of the canyon and into a waiting ambulance, which drove him to a nearby hospital.

There was no word from police on the extent of the man's injuries Saturday night.


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