- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A teen is recovering from injuries he suffered after falling about 50 feet down a cliff in central Oregon while trying to retrieve his dropped cellphone.

KTVZ-TV reports (https://is.gd/6hberz ) the 15-year-old boy of Crooked River Ranch was in fair condition Wednesday after falling from the cliff Tuesday evening.

Chris McMillen, the boy’s father, says his son had dropped his cellphone and walked down a trail to search for it. His son spotted the phone about 50 feet uphill from the trail and headed toward it when he slipped.

It took the Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue’s high-angle rope rescue team nearly two hours to retrieve the boy, who was transported to a hospital by helicopter.

McMillen says his son has broken bones and damage to his face and arm.


Information from: KTVZ-TV, https://www.ktvz.com/

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