SERIOUS INJURIES TO CLIMBER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

SERIOUS INJURIES TO CLIMBER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A woman was seriously injured while climbing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Scott Tuttle, rescue personnel from Joshua Tree Fire Department, Joshua Tree National Park rangers, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called for help about 11:10 a.m. to Cathouse Rock, a rock-climbing area west of Hidden Valley Campground. The unidentified woman had fallen about 15 feet while climbing, and despite wearing a helmet, suffered major head injuries. It took rescuers about 45 minutes to get the woman down off the rock, after which she was flown to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs.

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