Man rescued by helicopter after fall in South Dakota park


RAPID CITY (AP) – Authorities say the South Dakota National Guard used a Black Hawk helicopter Saturday to rescue a man trapped in a crevasse after falling about 100 feet in Badlands National Park.

Volunteer firefighters had first attempted to reach the 33-year-old man with technical rope and other climbing techniques but were unsuccessful.

The man was hoisted from the mountain about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Officials say he was suffering from injuries to the head and lower legs. His condition is not known.

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