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

Sep 16, 2019

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.