Man rescued after fall in Yosemite National Park

A California man is plucked from Yosemite National Park after a weekend climbing accident. (NBC)
A California man is plucked from Yosemite National Park after a weekend climbing accident. (NBC)

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.

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