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Yosemite National Park Rangers Jeff Webb and Dave Pope are short-hauled onto El Capitan via helicopter to rescue a Austrian climber who severed his thumb in a climbing accident on Monday, September 26, 2011.
Tom Evans / NPS Photo Yosemite National Park Rangers Jeff Webb and Dave Pope are short-hauled onto El Capitan via helicopter to rescue a Austrian climber who severed his thumb in a climbing accident on Monday, September 26, 2011.
Tom Evans / NPS Photo Yosemite National Park Rangers Jeff Webb and Dave Pope are short-hauled onto El Capitan via helicopter to rescue a Austrian climber who severed his thumb in a climbing accident on Monday, September 26, 2011.

Yosemite rangers stage dramatic helicopter rescue of Austrian climber who severed thumb on El Capitan

September 29, 2011 10:31 AM

UPDATED September 29, 2011 10:51 AM

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