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Rock Climber Falls 150 Feet To His Death

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Tahquitz Canyon (Photo by davco9200 via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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A 21-year-old man plunged to his death while rock-climbing at a popular spot in the San Jacinto Mountains. Lucas Dunn was climbing on a popular rock near Idyllwild known as Lily Rock or Tahquitz Rock in the Humber Park area on Friday morning, according to NBC Los Angeles.

A call came in around 11:30 am that a rock-climber had been injured. His climbing partner Greg Davis told Southwest Riverside News Network that Dunn was climbing on an unstable section of rock that gave way, sending him in free-fall 150 feet down the face of the rock.

When authorities arrived, they declared him dead at the scene. The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit responded, and Dunn's body was transported to the coroner's office by helicopter.

This video gives you an idea of the steep (and terrifying!) landscape where Dunn fell.