SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man clung precariously to a rocky cliff 200-feet above ground for two hours before somebody finally heard his cries for help early Friday.
A gas station worker heard the man yelling at about 2 a.m. and called 911. That set off a rescue by firefighters who climbed above the man and repelled down to get him safely off the cliff, said Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jason Asay. A spotlight helped them find him during the overnight operation.
The man, whose name authorities are not releasing because he has not been charged with any crime, told firefighters he decided to go on a night hike at about 9 p.m. Thursday. It’s unclear how exactly he got himself stuck on the cliff. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.