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The 27-year-old man reportedly fell 100 feet
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 8:58pm
El Paso, Tx — A hiker is now being treated for serious injuries at University Medical Center after he reportedly fell 100 ft. near the Franklin Mountain.
The fire department tells us the mission took six hours.
Officials say two men were hiking along the ridge of the mountain when one of them fell.
Twenty members of the search and rescue team responded to the mountain's tramway at Mickinely Ave. at approximately 1:45 P.M. to help the man.
A helicopter is at the scene ready to airlift the 27-year-old man who has serious injuries, including a broken bone, fire officials said.
"At this point, they're looking at the options. It appears we're going to get a helicopter to come out here and airlift them out of here but of course that's depending on the actual teams out there," deputy chief Chris Celaya said.
Fire fighters and rescue teams are still at the scene trying to rescue the man.
We'll bring you the latest information as it become available to us.