Rock Climber Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries After 50-Foot Fall at Cannon Cliffs

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New Hampshire authorities say a rock climber fell about 50 feet in the Franconia Notch area Sunday and suffered life-threatening injuries. Conservation officers say a 20-year-old man was climbing on the Cannon Cliffs when he fell. The climber was unconscious and stuck on a ledge just halfway up the cliff. A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter crew worked with rescuers to lower a medic 160 feet to the injured climber, who was hoisted into the helicopter. The helicopter took the man to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment. The climber's name hasn't been released. His condition wasn't immediately known Monday.
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Rock Climber Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries After 50-Foot Fall at Cannon Cliffs

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