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Volunteers rigged a pulley system to hoist the man out of the canyon. Two boulders were used as anchors with webbing wrapped around them and connected to a set of fours to float the anchor so the rope did not shred on the sharp rocks.

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Man, dog rescued from Box Canyon

Swift water sweeps duo down creek

A rushing, frigid creek, sheer cliffs, a stranded dog and a near-hypothermic man all added up to one challenging rescue for the Tonto Rim Search and Rescue squad. On Wednesday, TRSAR had its hands full with its first mission of the new year.

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