Texas Panhandle agencies come together to rescue 14-year-old from Palo Duro Canyon

Texas Panhandle agencies come together to rescue 14-year-old from Palo Duro Canyon

PALO DURO CANYON, Texas (KFDA) - A 14-year-old boy is recovering after the combined efforts of several area first responder agencies to rescue them from Palo Duro Canyon on Wednesday evening.

Randall County Fire Department was called for mutual aid on a technical rescue for Claude Fire Department around 8:45 p.m., joined by agencies from Happy, Lifestar, Texas Parks and Wildlife and others.

RCFD was dispatched to Hidden Falls Ranch yesterday evening for a Technical Rescue. With combined support from Canyon...

Posted by Randall County Fire Department on Thursday, June 20, 2019

Photos show Randall County and Canyon Fire Department members dropping over 100 feet to reach the teen.

Workers then looked on as the young patient was hoisted to the top and taken to Northwest Texas Hospital.

Randall County said the rescue was thanks to the “combined support” of all the agencies involved.

Hidden Falls Ranch released a statement explaining the circumstances of last night’s incident on Facebook.

The camp said the incident occurred during a hike, where the teen slipped on the trail and slid about 15-feet before falling an estimated 20 to 25 feet over the edge.

According to the post, the teen suffered a minor fracture to his ankle and is at home resting with his parents.

You may have heard of an incident that occurred last night at HFR. We want to share the facts of what happened and an...

Posted by Hidden Falls Ranch on Thursday, June 20, 2019

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