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Man rescued by helicopter after fall in South Dakota park
courtesy Interior Fire Dept.
Man rescued by helicopter after fall in South Dakota park

Man rescued by helicopter after fall in South Dakota park


The Associated Press - October 12, 2020

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Authorities say the South Dakota National Guard used a Black Hawk helicopter to rescue a man trapped in a crevasse after falling about 100 feet in Badlands National Park.

Volunteer firefighters had first attempted to reach the 33-year-old man with technical rope and other climbing techniques but were unsuccessful.

The man was hoisted from the mountain about 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

Officials say he was suffering from injuries to the head and lower legs.

His condition is not known.

The following agencies responded to the call:

Pennington County 911, Interior Volunteer Fire Department, Badlands National Park Service, Kadoka Ambulance Service, Black Hills Life Flight, Pennington Co Fire Service, United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and the South Dakota National Guard.



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