19-year-old man airlifted after fall at Devil’s Den State Park

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WEST FORK, Ark. (KNWA) — A 19-year-old man was injured on Sunday after falling from a cliff at Devil’s Den State Park in southern Washington County, according to Central EMS.

The man was airlifted to a hospital after falling about 30 feet while free-climbing a cliff on the Yellow Rock Trail, according to Shane Wood with Washington County Urban Search and Rescue.

The 19-year-old yelled for help, alerting a man and his son walking along the trail to call for emergency services.

Dispatch was called at around 2:03 p.m. on Sunday, and it took about an hour and a half for rescuers to maneuver the man, who suffered a serious injury that is believed to be non-life-threatening, off the bluff, according to Wood.

Stay with KNWA for updates into this developing story.

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