Man falls 40 ft. off mountain while trying to retrieve phone

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – A man in his 40s had to be rescued off of South Mountain after falling about 40 feet.

The incident happened at around 5 p.m. on Monday. 3TV has learned the man was with a group of kids on the Mormon Trail at South Mountain when he dropped his cell phone. As he tried to pick it up he fell approximately 40 feet and landed on a ledge.

The man was not seriously injured but rescue crews had to help get him down the mountain.