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Man rescued after falling 20 feet at Oak Creek Vista near Flagstaff

Posted at 1:41 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 16:45:33-04

A man was rescued and taken to the hospital after falling about 20 feet while climbing at Oak Creek Vista near Flagstaff.

The incident happened Monday around 1:15 p.m. at the popular hiking and climbing location south of Flagstaff along 89A.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says the 57-year-old man was at the end of a rappel while climbing and fell the last 20 feet injuring his back. 

A search and rescue team had to use a rope system and basket to rescue the man because of his location. 

The patient was transported to a Flagstaff hospital for his injuries. The extent of his injuries were not immediately available.