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Climber falls 35 feet, suffers injuries

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National Park Service Rangers responded to a call of a fall by a climber on the Endless Wall in Fayette County.  The fall happened in at an area known as Star Trek along Endless Wall, located near Fern Creek. 
 
The climber, from Vienna, WV, rappelled off the end of his rope and fell about 35 feet.  He sustained lower limb and back injuries in the fall.  NPS Rangers, Fayette County Rope Rescue, Fayetteville Fire Department, Ansted Fire Department, General Ambulance and Health Net Air Ambulance responded to assist in the 1.1 mile carryout over rough terrain.  The victim was loaded onto the helicopter and flown to Charleston Area Medical Center shortly before 7:00 PM.  The incident is under investigation by the NPS, and the climber is expected to make a full recovery.
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