Japanese Climber Injured in Calif. Fall

October 28, 2011

Authorities say a rock-climbing tourist has suffered serious head injuries in a fall in the Southern California desert.

Thirty-six-year-old Yosuke Komiya of Yokohama, Japan, fell 25 feet (7.6 meters) Sunday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park.

He was flown to a hospital but park spokesman Joe Zarki says there’s no word on his condition Wednesday.

Park rangers say Komiya was climbing with another person who fell and struck him, knocking him off the rock. The other climber wasn’t hurt.

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