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Crews rescue climber after Mount Lemmon fall

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 17:55:02-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Pima County Sheriff's Department helicopter crew rescued a man who fell while rock climbing on Mount Lemmon Friday.

According to deputy Daniel Jelineo, the man was climbing with a group near milepost 11. He slipped and fell between 20 and 30 feet.

Southern Arizona Rescue Association assisted the PCSD Search and Rescue unit, as well PCSD deputies, on Mount Lemmon in the rescue effort.

The man injured his head but was conscious when crews reached him.

After setting up a helicopter landing zone at Seven Cataracts, the crew flew the man to safety.