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Injured Hiker Evacuated From Angels Landing Route

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avatar Injured Hiker Evacuated From Angels Landing Route
September 10, 2013 01:52PM
Park dispatch received a cell phone call asking for assistance on the route to Angels Landing around 6:30 p.m. on the evening of September 6th. A 23-year-old man who was hiking off route with one of his friends had taken a 20 to 30 foot sliding fall to a ledge and was complaining of lower back pain, a head laceration with prior loss of consciousness, and a knee injury. Medics rappelled to his location, made an assessment, immobilized him with a full body evacuation splint and spent the night with him.

Grand Canyon assisted with a short-haul of the injured man and one of the medics the next morning. The man was taken to a hospital by Springdale Ambulance. This was the third significant overnight incident involving technical SAR personnel during a five-day period.
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