Flagstaff man injured in rappelling accident

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PRESCOTT -- A Flagstaff man is recovering after falling 25 feet Monday during a mountain rappelling class.

The accident happened on a rock face at Watson Lake Park in Prescott.

Authorities say Duncan Weed, 20, was teaching a group of girls at a youth camp various rappelling techniques when he suddenly fell straight down landing in a pile of boulders.

Prescott Fire Department rescuers reached Weed and placed him in a basket with a backboard. Rescuers eventually got him on a rubber raft and paddled over to a waiting ambulance.

Weed was later flown by helicopter to a Phoenix hospital.

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