Man rescued after fall in Yosemite National Park

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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