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CHP: 1 rock climber rescued after fall near Tahoe City

CHP: 1 rock climber rescued after fall near Tahoe City (Courtesy: CHP)

A rock climber was rescued on Thursday after falling in the Twin Crags area near Tahoe City, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities say at around 11:10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, a CHP Helicopter 20 (H-20) was contacted by Cal-Fire Grass Valley Dispatch requesting a hoist for a fallen rock climber in the Twin Crags area near Tahoe City. H-20 was in the Truckee area and responded from Stampede Reservoir.

CHP says a man in his mid-20s had fallen roughly 20-30 feet and sustained serious injuries to his lower extremities. The victim was placed inside a rescue bag and hoisted from the base of the cliff before being flown to a pre-designated landing zone at the Tahoe City golf course. He was then transferred to Renown in Reno for treatment.

According to CHP, the victim's friend had a cell phone with him and was able to call 9-1-1 for help.


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