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Injured Climber Rescued from Smith Rock

SMITH ROCK, OR -- A climber is rescued from the Dihedrals Climbing Area at Smith Rock State Park.


A Deschutes County Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue volunteers, Redmond Fire And Rescue, and State Parks Staff responded to the park at about 2:49 pm Friday.


The climber, Luke Wilson of California, had fallen from the rock face. He was caught by his climbing protection, but swung hard into the wall, causing significant damage to one of his legs on impact.

 
Medics treated him at the scene, then loaded him into a wheeled litter. He was taken by ambulance to St Charles Medical Center, Bend. 

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