Local man falls off mountain, rescue caught on camera

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The dramatic rescue of a local climber who fell off a mountain was captured on video.

Webster Groves High School graduate Jackson Depew grew up in the St. Louis area. On Monday, he fell 20 to 40 feet at Linville Gorge in the Pisgah National Fores in North Carolina.

National Guard rescuers rappelled from a Blackhawk helicopter to reach him.

Depew is in an Asheville hospital with broken bones, ribs, and a collapsed lung.


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