Man survives 300 foot fall at Palo Duro Canyon
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:22:38 GMT —
Friday evening local authorities, Life Flight, and Palo Duro Canyon state park officers said they responded to a 911 call about 5:30 p.m. regarding a vehicle accident in the canyon.
The entrance hill going into the park was closed down for nearly three hours.
Park officials said that a vehicle missed the curb and went down a 300 foot embankment before coming to a stop. Hikers who witnessed the accident then called 911.
Park officers hiked down to the vehicle to find that the driver, amazingly, was still conscious. The victim was carried back by stretcher, and then was taken to the Pioneer Amphitheater and transported to North West Texas by Life Flight.
Park Superintendent Cory Evans said that the severity of the victim's injuries are unknown, but miraculously seemed to be non-life threatening. A name has not been released.