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A teenager from North Dakota Survives a nearly 100-Foot Fall at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

By 08/13/2023 9:18 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


While on a family vacation, a 13-year-old North Dakota kid managed to survive a fall of almost 100 feet at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Wyatt Kauffman fell over 100 feet (30 meters) Tuesday after slipping on a cliff at the Bright Angel Point route. It took rescuers two hours, according to the authorities.

For treatment of nine shattered vertebrae, a ruptured spleen, a collapsed lung, a concussion, a broken hand, and a dislocated finger, the adolescent was flown to a hospital in Las Vegas.

Kauffman told Phoenix TV station KPNX, “I was up on the ledge and was getting out of the way so other folks could take a picture. “I was holding on to a rock while squatting down.

I just held it in one hand. It wasn’t a very strong grip. I felt like it was pushing me away. I let go and began to sink back, he continued. The injured youngster had to be removed from the canyon in a basket by rescue workers by repelling down the cliff. Kauffman, who resides in Casselton, North Dakota, said: “I just remember kind of waking up and being in the back of an ambulance and a helicopter and getting on a plane and getting here” to the hospital.

When Brian Kauffman learned of his son’s fall and rescue, he was in North Dakota. The kid was raised safely to the rim after a National Park Service search and rescue crew set up a rope rescue down the narrow and steep slope.

We are incredibly appreciative of everyone’s efforts. In that circumstance, two hours seem like an eternity, according to Brian Kauffman. He claimed that when the Grand Canyon fell, Wyatt and his mother were traveling to see national parks.


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