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Billings firefighters rescued a Fromberg man who fell from the Rimrocks on Sunday afternoon.

A little after 12:30 p.m., fire crews were called to the Swords Park area, above North 18th Street, after a a man fell from a ledge and into a steep, rocky area filled with heavy brush.

Terry Larson, a battalion chief with the Billings Fire Department, said that the 18-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was on a ledge on the cliff face and tried to jump to another ledge.

He either slipped or or didn't jump far enough and fell about 20 feet before rolling another 50 feet down the base of the cliff, Larson said.

Members of the Billings Fire Department were able to rappel down to the man and load him onto a stretcher at about 1:30 p.m.

With the help of a rescue truck with a pulley system, they used ropes  to lift the man up the cliff face. Emergency crews then put him into a waiting American Medical Response ambulance.

Larson said the man appeared to have suffered a head injury during the fall. When emergency crews got the man to the top of the cliff, we was able to speak with them briefly.

Larson said that while the full extent of the man's injuries weren't immediately known, they didn't initially appear to be life-threatening.

The Billings Police Department also responded.

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