Climber injured after falling about 100 feet at Devil's Head

A search and rescue mission is underway after a climber fell while hiking near Devils' Head on Sunday afternoon.

KUSA - An hourslong search and rescue mission is complete after a climber fell while hiking near Devils' Head on Sunday afternoon. 

Douglas County Sheriff's Office told 9NEWS the hiker fell about 100 feet and landed on a ledge that was about 30-40 feet high. 

The climber was transported to an area hospital via medical helicopter. The injured party was part of a group of climbers scaling Devils Head and it is unknown what caused him to fall or the extent of his injuries.

The 9,749-foot peak is located in Pike National Forest about 14 miles southwest of Sedalia.  

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