Climber Without Helmet Fatality on Saddle Rock in Joshua Tree

The Press Enterprise reports D’arcy McRae was rock climbing on Saddle Rock in Joshua Tree National Park when he slipped and fell about 50 feet. The safety rope caught but McRae swung into a rock, suffering head and body injuries about noon Wednesday, the release stated. He was not wearing a helmet while climbing aroute known as Walk on the Wild Side east of Ryan Campground.

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