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UPDATE: Rock Climber Rescued After Falling Along Canyon Rim

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By Michelle Milliken
By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Twin Falls Fire and search and rescue personnel were called to help a stranded hiker just after 3pm along the canyon wall near Centennial Park.

Authorities say a 15 year old male was hiking along the cliffs and trails. He then began climbing up the rocks, slipped, fell and became stuck on a ledge where he couldn’t go up or down.

A person above him was able to throw down a rope which stabilized him until rescue personnel could get to him. They were able to lower him to the bottom of the cliff where he was able to walk out.

Authorities say he was not seriously injured, suffering just some bumps and bruises.


UPDATE, 4:45 p.m. – The climber, a 15-year-old boy, is down on the trail and being hiked out by Search and Rescue. That, according to Lori Stewart from the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office.

He is stable medically.

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Search and Rescue has been sent to Centennial Park where a rock climber is hanging from a rope.

The climber is conscious and alert.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available.


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