The rescue teams had to set up a rope system and used a Stokes basket to move the injured hiker, Newberry said. The rescue lasted 3½ hours.
“We had to be careful, because the more you moved him, the more pain you caused him,” she said. “We’ve had many people fall off there, and it’s scary.”
A helicopter was not available at the time to assist in the operation, so the man was taken to a hospital in an ambulance. He suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
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