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Horsetail Falls victim listed in fair condition

by Gregory Crofton, Tribune staff writer

The condition of Patrick Mann, a 35-year-old from Carmel, Ind., who fell head-first off a cliff just west of Horsetail Falls Aug. 1, has improved from serious to fair.

A representative of Washoe Medical Center said Mann has been moved from hospital’s intensive care unit to its neurological unit.

Mann was airlifted to Washoe from Echo Summit early Wednesday morning after it took 25 members of El Dorado Search and Rescue Team several hours to conduct a rope rescue across rocky terrain. A deputy said no helicopters could rescue Mann because it was storming and the air was smoky from forest fires.



Three friends were with Mann on a hike back from Ropi Lake, a body of water north of Horsetail Falls. After Mann fell, they found him 100 feet down a steep slope with a deep cut on the back of his head.


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