Rock climber rescued after falling 30 feet in Joshua Tree National Park

a climber scales a rock in Joshua Tree National Park

A rock climber was airlifted to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs after falling about 30 feet on Sunday afternoon inside Joshua Tree National Park.

Crews from the park service, Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, county fire, and the Sheriff’s Department were called to the Hidden Valley area of the park at 1:45 pm, according to Z107.7. The male rock climber had fallen and landed in a precarious position, which required rescuers to hike to his position.

The man, who was not named, was flown by Sheriff’s helicopter to the hospital to be treated for multiple injuries.

His name and current condition were not released.