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Falling Rock – Washington, Mt. Rainier

FALLING ROCK—Washington, Mt. Rainier. On June 18, a fifteen- year-old boy was injured by rockfall while climbing in the Thumb Rock area of the Liberty Ridge route with five others. His kneecap was broken, so a rescue team of eight had to lower him 1000 feet before an air evacuation was possible. (Source: Dave Sicks, Mountain Rescue Council.)