Injured Climber

May 31, 1997
Tahquitz Rock

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While on ‘Angel’s Fright’ on Tahquitz Rock, a climber took a 30 foot leader fall sustaining massive head injuries. By the time RMRU had been called, other climbers had lowered the subject off the rock. RMRU took over, lowering the littered subject to the Scenic Trail and Humber Park where an ambulance was waiting. The subject was transported to a waiting helicopter and air lifted to a hospital. Amazingly, the climber survived this fall following a month long stay in the hospital. He has returned to his home in Cambridge, MA., and is doing well.