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Man hurt in fall from cliff at Saguaro Lake

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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:26 pm

A man has suffered multiple injuries after falling from a cliff at Saguaro Lake, about 20 miles northeast of Mesa.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says the 19-year-old man slipped while climbing up a cliff Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Brandon Jones says the man fell about 20 feet before hitting a cliff shelf and subsequently fell another 30 feet. Paramedics transported him to a Scottsdale hospital.

Authorities believe the man sustained injuries to his head, ankle and back.

Saguaro Lake is located within the Tonto National Forest, just outside of Mesa. The area is popular for boating, fishing, hiking and water activities.

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