June 18, 2017 7:34 pm
Updated: June 19, 2017 10:16 am

25-year-old man falls 18 metres while rock climbing in Canmore

STARS Air Ambulance responding to call in Alberta.

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A 25-year-old man was listed in serious condition after falling 18 metres while rock climbing in Canmore, Alta. Sunday afternoon.

The man was on Ha Ling Peak when he slipped and fell. STARS Air Ambulance was called out just after 12 p.m.

“They landed at the Quarry Lake Park which is where they were on standby to receive a 25-year-old man who had sustained injuries as a result of an approximately 60-foot fall, ” Cam Heke, STARS spokesman, said.

Heke said Alpine Helicopters performed a sling rescue on the man, who was found hanging from his climbing gear.

The patient was on the side of the mountain for approximately two to three hours during the rescue. He was transported by STARS to Foothills Hospital.

With files from Lisa MacGregor, Global News

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