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Hiker dies after a 40-foot fall at Phoenix's Papago Park

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 19:21:58-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man who fell about 40 feet while hiking the Hole in the Rock trail at Phoenix's Papago Park has died.

Phoenix Fire Department crews responded to the scene around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Paramedics loaded the injured hiker into a big wheel stretcher and safely got him down the rest of the trail.

The man was rushed to a hospital in extremely critical condition and he later was pronounced dead.

Authorities say the man was in his 20s. His name wasn't immediately released Sunday.