4 rescued from cliff above Lake Powell

4 rescued from cliff above Lake Powell

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PAGE, Ariz. (AP) -- National Park Service rangers say they rescued a woman and three teenage boys who became stranded on a cliff in the Iceberg Canyon area of Lake Powell.

Rangers on boat patrol Wednesday were told by kayakers that four people in their party had become trapped on a cliff and needed rescue.

The boys were with a two-family party on a houseboat and the group had been camping in Iceberg Canyon when the three boys decided to go exploring.

They were about 100 yards from the houseboat when they became stranded and a mother of one of the boys also got stranded while attempting a rescue.

Rangers located one teen clinging to a sheer cliff face, struggling to maintain his footing on a 4-inch wide ledge 150 feet above the lake surface.

Two other teens were trapped in an alcove near the first boy and the woman was trapped on another ledge 50 feet above the boys' location.

Rangers say none of the four people required medical attention. Their names and hometowns were not released.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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