YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS4) – A rock climber from Colorado had to be rescued from Mount Watkins in Yosemite National Park. Vincent Worth, 39, slipped and fell approximately 50 feet before his safety rope caught him.

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Worth was injured and unable to ascend or repel from the rock face, and a helicopter was called in.

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The helicopter remained about 20 feet from the granite face of the mountain during the rescue.

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Worth was flown to a hospital to be treated.

The crew was also helped an uninjured climber who was with Worth.

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