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Rock climber rescued after 40-foot fall in quarry near Auburn

A rock climber fell down a cliff in the Rock Quarry along the N. Fork American River. He was later airlifted to the hospital by helicopter.
A rock climber fell down a cliff in the Rock Quarry along the N. Fork American River. He was later airlifted to the hospital by helicopter. CHP Valley Division

A Sacramento area man was taken to a hospital in a helicopter after surviving a 40-foot fall down a cliff along the north fork of the American River near Auburn on Sunday.

The man, a rock climber, fell in a rock quarry east of the river confluence.

The CHP received a call about the incident at about 6 p.m. The man was airlifted to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

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