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Fall on Ice, Rope Severed on Jagged Rocks, Pensylvania, Toby Creek, Buttermilk Falls

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Pennsylvania, Toby Creek, Buttermilk Falls

Police in Luzerne County say Luke Wolfgang (age not reported) fell 30-40 feet when his rope was cut on jagged rocks as he tried to climb the Buttermilk Falls area of Toby Creek.

Rescuers say the New Hope man was climbing with friends yesterday morning when the accident occurred. They say he was taken to a Scranton hospital with injuries that did not appear life-threatening, though he did suffer some broken bones.

Officials say his friends had to walk to the highway to get help because there is no cell phone service in the climbing area. (Source: From an Associated Press article sent to us with no date or additional information.)

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