Last Saturday, while lead climbing the 3rd pitch of Frogland, witnesses say that a climber lost his footing and succumbed to a fall of about 20 feet, allegedly breaking his right arm and injuring the right side of his body.
Kevin Riley and Ian Valley, both with Action in Solitude, were also climbing Frogland at the time and captured something that most people don't get to experience -- a first-hand account of the accident along with video of the actual rescue. Here's Kevin's version of the events that took place:
We couldn't have said it better ourselves -- or captured it better. Kevin and Ian had a camera on-hand, which resulted in the following footage, a very rare glimpse into one of our rescue operations:
After Dani was given medical attention and extracted from Frogland, he was short-hauled to a waiting ambulance. We wish Dani a speedy recovery!
Special thanks to Kevin and Ian with Action in Solitude for taking the time to put this footage together. Definitely a rarity.