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Rope Rescue at Box Canyon May 7, 2005

Box Canyon Rope Rescue


May 7, 2005
Rope Rescue - Box Canyon

TRSAR rope rescue team was paged out at approximately 11am. A youth had been rappelling off the cliffs at Box Canyon with a group of experienced rappellers from the Phoenix area. He was located on a ledge on sheer cliff  approx. 80 feet from the edge of the canyon.

Eleven members of TRSAR responded to the rescue, five of them with rope  certification. All who responded were very much needed and appreciated. The group of rappellers were more experienced than most and had been using  helmets, belay, etc. Possibly the belay person in charge of the belay rope at the bottom of the cliff was hit by a falling rock and let loose of  the  belay rope. The youth dropped quickly, attached to the working rope, landing  on the ledge with a resulting serious leg injury.

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