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NC Man Rescued At Grand Teton National Park

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(Photo credit  GEORGE FREY/AFP/Getty Images)

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GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park rangers have rescued a North Carolina man who was hurt after tumbling about 20 feet on rocky terrain.

Park officials say 23-year-old Paul Danes of Raleigh was scrambling off trail near the mouth of Hanging Canyon when he slipped Tuesday, sustaining injuries to his face and lower leg.

Other hikers who heard his cries for help provided basic care and used a mobile phone to call for help.

A helicopter flew Danes out of the area, and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Jackson for further treatment.

Danes had been working as a summer concessions employee in Yellowstone National Park.

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