ST. GEORGE, Utah — An 18-year-old man was rescued after he fell from the Dixie Sugarloaf rock formation in St. George, Utah on Saturday evening.
The Spectrum of St. George reports (http://bit.ly/1bKtY1Q ) that the teenager fell from the northeast side of the red sandstone rock shortly before 6 p.m.
Rescue workers from the fire and police departments, the Washington County Search and Rescue high-angle team, and Gold Cross paramedics worked together to transport the man from his landing spot on the side of the cliff to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
St. George Fire Captain David Slack says the teenager tumbled about 30 feet. It took a half hour to lower him from the mountain as night fell.
He was alert during the rescue and complained that his knee and back hurt.