Man talking to Idaho sheriff is rescued after tumbling into Snake River Canyon



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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Twin Falls County, Idaho, sheriff says a man with whom he was talking tumbled 50 to 100 feet down into the Snake River Canyon and had to be rescued with ropes and a stretcher.

    The Twin Falls Times-News reports (http://is.gd/93cuJx ) that 51-year-old Joseph Agnew of Garden City, Idaho, was hauled back over the canyon rim on Thursday afternoon. A medic said the man may have suffered back and jaw injuries. He was flown to a Pocatello hospital.

    Sheriff's Capt. Tim Miller says a resident had called Sheriff Tom Carter to report a suspicious person. Carter and a deputy found Agnew on the property and spoke to him.

    The sheriff says the man initially climbed down the canyon wall about 25 feet to a ledge.

    Agnew reportedly was trying to get back up from the ledge when he fell.


    Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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