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The sheer walls of Salome Canyon dwarf rescue team members who take shelter under a rock overhang to avoid rocks dislodged by the crew above.

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Rushing to the rescue

Search and Rescue volunteers test rigging in a deadly canyon

The metal basket jerked side to side then suddenly fell free, sliding down the rocky 300-foot cliff in a remote canyon north of Roosevelt Lake. I clutched the camera to my chest. Strapped in like a mummy, I was helpless to do anything but take a picture.


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