Search & Rescue News: Rescue from Leaning Tower
July 24, 2013
On June 25, search and rescue crews began climbing the Leaning Tower to reach an injured solo climber who called for assistance via cell phone. Reaching the victim in under two hours, they determined he would need to be lowered from the cliff face, since he was unable to climb up or rappel down. Rangers were flown by helicopter to the top of the cliff, and lowered another ranger to the victim. The victim and ranger were then lowered all the way to the ground, where he was then transported to a hospital.
No further information is available.
Did You Know?
The Merced River above Nevada Fall and South Fork Merced River above Wawona, numerous small meadows and adjacent riparian habitats occur. Owing their existence to the river and its annual flooding, these habitats help support eight special status animal species: harlequin ducks, black swifts, bald eagles, osprey, willow flycatchers, yellow warbler, western red bat, and Sierra Nevada mountain beaver.