Arizona

Apr 14, 2014 10:27 PM by Associated Press

Man hurt while canyoneering solo in Northern AZ

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Phoenix man is being treated at a hospital after falling while canyoneering in northern Arizona.

Coconino County Sheriff's officials say the 45-year-old man was on a solo canyoneering trip in Wilbur Canyon.

The sheriff's office received a report of a beacon alert in the West Clear Creek area about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

A state Department of Public Safety Air Rescue helicopter searched the area and found the man on a steep ridge where he appeared to be stranded on a cliff.

Search and rescue personnel hiked into West Clear Creek and climbed up to the man on the ridge while another team hiked to an area on the rim above him.

He was airlifted to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. His name hasn't been released.

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