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Canadian rock climber rescued from Garden of the Gods

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SALINE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A Canadian man was safely rescued from Garden of the Gods in Saline County.

Jachin J. Gillis, 25, of Ontario Canada called 911 at 3:50 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2017.

Gillis said he climbed up the Devil’s Smokestack rock at Garden of the Gods and was unable to get down.

He was stuck on the rock for 20 minutes before a repelling team from Hardin County Emergency Management was called to the scene.

The team rescued Gillis at 5:45 p.m.

Multiple departments helped with the rescue including: Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Equality Fire Department.

Gillis refused medical treatment.

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