SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews from Spokane Fire District 9 performed a high angle rescue on the climbing rocks at Shields Park Sunday afternoon.
A high angle rescue, is a specialized skill that utilizes life safety ropes and related equipment to reach victims, extricate them and bring them to safety.
Fire officials on scene said a male rock climber was on the rocks training for a more complex climb when he experienced an equipment failure and fell about 20 feet.
After the rescue the climber was transported to a local hospital with a head injury. Fire officials said because the climber was wearing a helmet, his injury was not as severe as it could have been.
Shields Park is located at 5625 E. Upriver Drive.