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CHP air crew rescues ice climber at Chouinard Falls

CHP Central Division Air operations rescued a 64-year-old ice climber at Chouinard Falls. (Courtesy: CHP)

CHP Central Division Air operations rescued a 64-year-old ice climber at Chouinard Falls.

It happened Monday around 12:15 p.m. in Lee Vining Canyon.

CHP says the 64-year-old Mono County man fell about 40 feet while climbing ice at Chouinard Falls.

Five SAR team members hiked down from the green bridge on Highway 120 Tioga Pass Road while two more were lowered from California Highway Patrol helicopter H40.

The man was hoisted out of the area and transferred to Care Flight at the Lee Vining airport where he was flown to Reno for treatment.

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