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1 killed, 1 injured in cliff fall while trying to aid friend

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 16:19:53-04

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo County Sheriff's Office says two men were seriously injured, one fatally, when they fell while climbing down a cliff to help a friend who had jumped into a creek.

The office said a 32-year-old man died and a 28-year-old man was hospitalized for critical injuries after they fell at a site along Chevelon Creek on Tuesday.

A 34-year-old man whom the other two men had been trying to help was taken to a hospital for evaluation of minor injuries, while a 55-year-old person who also was present was not injured. No identities were released.