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Man rescued out of Black Mountains in Arizona after falling 50-feet

Man rescued out of Black Mountains in Arizona after falling 50-feet

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Mar 10, 2014

Mohave County, AZ (KTNV) -- Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Units responded to the rescue of a man who had fallen about 50-feet after his rope snapped on Saturday.

Robert Rodriguez, 21, of Kingman, was hiking with two friends when he was rappelling down to a stream when the accident happened.

SAR units responded to the area in the Black Mountains known as the Dripping Springs with medics from the Golden Valley Fire Department.

Rodriguez was located at the base of the cliff. He said he was climbing down the cliff when his rope suddenly broke and he fell to the ground.

Rodriguez suffered several compound fractures to his leg and hip.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Flagstaff Ranger responded and airlifted Rodriguez out of the canyon. He was transferred to Care Flight where he was airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.