YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (NBC) — A California man is plucked from Yosemite National Park after a weekend climbing accident.
On Sunday, the 26-year-old climber fell from a 30-foot granite wall in a spot known as Higher Cathedral Spire.
The California Highway Patrol was called in to hoist the man from a ledge 1,000 feet above the valley floor.
Vertical rocks made the rescuing particularly risky.
He is being treated for a spinal injury but is expected to make a full recovery.
This was the second rescue from the Yosemite Valley in the past week.