AFA Student Climbing Accident

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Air Force Academy officials say a cadet suffered serious injuries after falling about 200 feet on a mountain Saturday.
Officials say Cadet Tom Avolio, of Des Moines, Washington, was on Eagle Peak on academy grounds with two other cadets when he fell around noon.
It was not immediately known whether the three were hiking or climbing.
Rescue workers used a helicopter from the Wyoming National Guard to take Avolio off of the mountain.
Avolio is at Penrose Hospital, where his condition was not immediately available.
The academy is investigating the accident.


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