- Associated Press - Saturday, March 5, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Emergency responders have rescued three juveniles who fell over the edge at a popular hiking and climbing site near Rapid City.

Authorities in Pennington County say the three youths on Friday fell over the edge after loose rocks gave way underneath them in area known as Falling Rock.

Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Pennington County Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene around 4:45 p.m. Friday and performed a vertical rescue.

Authorities say one of the juveniles has leg and facial injuries, while the other two were not injured.

Falling Rock is a limestone canyon about six miles outside Rapid City. The area’s visitors bureau says Falling Rock’s climbing is on edges and pockets on vertical to slightly overhanging walls that are about 40 feet high.



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