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Colorado man rescued from Utah rock climbing fall

By: Associated Press
April 7, 2014 Updated: April 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — A 30-year-old rock climber is in the hospital and is expected to recover after he was struck by a falling chunk of sandstone over the weekend.

The Kane County Sheriff's Office said in a Sunday statement the Colorado man began climbing Lake Powell's Gregory Butte Saturday morning.

Officials say he fell to the end of his rope after grabbing a faulty rock anchor.

They say he was hanging on by his harness when a rock loosened by the anchor fell from above, hitting his helmet.

The climber's friends called police from a boat below.

A team of police agencies reached the man by helicopter before flying him to a hospital in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Officials say the experienced climber had serious injuries but did not give further details.

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