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Climber describes 1,200-foot fall in Cascades


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A combination of fast thinking and technology help save a man's life.

After falling approximately 1200 feet during a climbing trip in the Cascades Mountains, a western Washington man, Kevin Weed, is alive and well thanks to his hiking partners' strong survival skills and a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger that was used to alert authorities to his condition. Weed suffered a visible head injury. "I was very concerned that he had brain injury," said Chris Robertson, member of the search and rescue team the rescued Weed.


Read more at http://www.king5.com/home/Climber-describes-ordeal-of-1200-foot-fall-in-Cascades-164225086.html

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