Search and rescue responds to climber who fell 50 feet in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Posted at 4:38 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-11 20:40:17-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Search and rescue crews responded to Little Cottonwood Canyon after a rock climber fell about 50 feet while rappelling Saturday.

Lt. Brian Lohrke of the Unified Police Department said the 27-year-old male was conscious, breathing and alert after the fall. Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident around 4:15 p.m.

The man was later reported to be in fair condition and suffered back injuries.

Lohrke said the man was rappelling in the canyon when he fell about 50 feet. Specific details about the events leading up to the fall were not immediately available.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.