Sheriff: Tempe climber killed by falling boulder

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SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) - A 66-year-old Tempe man was killed when a boulder struck him in the head while he held a rope for another climber rappelling on a cliff at Oak Flat campground east of Superior.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says John Scott was killed Sunday in an area known as Upper Devil Canyon when a 2-foot boulder came down from the top of the mountain.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, another climber saw the boulder falling and yelled “rock” as a warning.” However, the rock struck Scott as he looked up.

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