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Uncontrolled Head First Rappel, No Belay, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park

UNCONTROLLED HEAD FIRST RAPPEL, NO RELAY

Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park

On July 20, 1991, Martin Bordson (29) was doing a head first 70 foot rappel when he lost control and hit the ground, breaking both wrists. (Source: Visitor Accident Report, Devil’s Lake State Park)

(Editor’s Note: There were another half a dozen reports from Devil’s Lake State Park, all hikers who got themselves into climbing situations and had to be rescued or treated.)