JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Authorities say a rock climber was killed at Joshua Tree National Park when his rope snapped and he fell 150 feet.
Park spokesman Joe Zarki says 33-year-old David Pinegar of Loomis died Monday when he was climbing with a friend near Saddle Rock off of Ryan Mountain.READ MORE: Selena Gomez To Host SoFi Stadium Concert Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Push
Zarki told the Riverside Press-Enterprise the men were rock climbing along a spiny ridge with a 600-foot vertical face.READ MORE: Long Beach Public Library To Launch Chromebook, Mifi Lending Service
They had reached the summit and were rappelling down around 1 p.m. Zarki says Pinegar’s partner had already reached the ground when the accident happened.
Pinegar died on the Riverside County side of the park, which is located 160 miles east of Los Angeles.MORE NEWS: Paul Flores, Father Arrested In 1996 Disappearance Of Kristin Smart
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