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Hiker survives 50-foot fall off cliff in northwest AZ

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Search and rescue personnel prepared the 21-year-old fall victim for transport. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) Search and rescue personnel prepared the 21-year-old fall victim for transport. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the 21-year-old hiker fell 50 feet off a cliff after his rope snapped on March 9, 2014. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the 21-year-old hiker fell 50 feet off a cliff after his rope snapped on March 9, 2014. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
GOLDEN VALLEY, AZ (FOX5) -

A man was airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital after he fell 50 feet during a hike in northwest Arizona.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, the 21-year-old hiker from Kingman, AZ, fell Sunday afternoon after his rope snapped during a rappel down a cliff.

Search and rescue personnel were called to an area in the Black Mountains known as the Dripping Springs near the town of Golden Valley.

The sheriff's office said the hiker suffered injuries to his leg and hip.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety ranger based out of Flagstaff helped airlift the hiker. The hiker was rushed to a hospital in Las Vegas.

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