Woman Falls 30 Feet In Bear Canyon, Suffers Head Injury


A woman who fell 30 feet from a cliff Saturday, fracturing her skull and breaking her wrist, is expected to make a full recovery.

Alana Bundock, was on a day hike in the Bear Canyon area of West Clear Creek with her boyfriend and two friends when she reportedly fell 20 to 30 feet off of a cliff around 4:30 p.m., said Gerry Blair, with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

Bundock sustained a compressed skull fracture and a broken right wrist.

Coconino County Search and Rescue responded as well as National Forest Service, Blue Ridge Fire Rescue, Pine-Strawberry Fire Department, Flagstaff Fire Department, Department of Public Safety Ranger Helicopter and Native Air helicopter out of Payson. 

Through a combined effort, Bundock was carried out of the canyon, located roughly five miles north of Pine off Forest Road 144, to where she could be airlifted to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix. 

Bundock received treatment for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.


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