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Search and rescue personnel assisted when the man got stuck on a cliff.
“After he got down there, he couldn’t get back up. “He probably should have been on a rope, at least that way he could have climbed back up.”So, just to repeat, if you drop your cellphone over the side of a cliff and aren’t carrying climbing equipment, follow these procedures:
The man was found with the help of a helicopter and infrared thermal imaging. A local wilderness guide says Looking Glass Rock can be deceiving to climbers.
“It seems like a very low angle rock and then as you walk out, it is gradually getting steeper and steeper,” says Patrick Weaver, “and then people realize they have gotten themselves into trouble.”