After a rock climbing accident near Cantara Loop on Thursday evening, a Mount Shasta man was rescued from the edge of a 60 foot rock cliff, said Mount Shasta Fire Protection District assistant chief Rick Joyce.
Around 8:30 p.m., MSFPD received a call regarding an injured climber. When they responded to the scene, they discovered a climber lying near the edge of a 60 foot cliff, Joyce stated.
Joyce said, according to the man’s climbing partner, the injured man had been tying off ropes when he fell 10 to 15 feet from a rocky ledge. The man then slid an additional 15 to 20 feet down the cliff where a tree stopped his fall, Joyce said.
After calling Mount Shasta City Fire Department and CALFIRE for backup, approximately 25 fire and medical personnel worked to stabilize the man, who was complaining of lower back and neck pain, Joyce said. 
MSCFD assistant chief Eric Dyck said that rope systems were set up, and Kent Cunningham from CALFIRE repelled down the cliff with the patient, who was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta.
The rescue took about 3 and a half hours to complete, Joyce said.