Crews rescue man who fell off cliff in Saltville, Virginia

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SALTVILLE, Va (WCYB) -- Crews have rescued a man who fell off a cliff Sunday evening in Saltville, Virginia.

According to Assistant Chief Bryan Lynch of the Saltville Police Department, officers received a call at 5:00 p.m., that a male had fallen off a cliff near the cemetery on East Main Street.

A 41-year-old male had fallen 20-30 feet off a cliff and landed on the embankment. Two juveniles were standing above on the cliff.

The Smyth County Sheriff's Office, Saltville Police Department, Saltville Volunteer Fire Department, and Chilhowie Police Department all responded to the scene.

Officers made a harness and rappelled down in order to make contact with the male who had fallen.

Crews were able to successfully rescue all involved.

The 41-year-old male was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

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