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Teenager Rescued From Side Of Bluff

Scotts Bluff National Monument

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At about 6:30 p.m. on the evening of February 28th, the park’s resident ranger was notified that a 15-year-old boy had fallen off the bluff side of Scotts Bluff and was reportedly injured and hanging onto a rock outcropping. According to reports, three local juveniles had climbed the monument after dark. Two had descended down the summit road, but the third fell about 50 feet while attempted to climb down the side of the bluff. The resident ranger, chief ranger and local police, fire and SAR personnel responded and began searching for him. Efforts to find him were impeded by darkness and rough terrain, but he was eventually spotted from a local Airlink rescue helicopter. SAR personnel rescued him and got him to a waiting ambulance. He was found to be suffering from a dislocated elbow and mild hypothermia and was treated at a local hospital.



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