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Aug 22, 2012 12:22 PM by Kate Richards

Man survives fall, rescued by steam train

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A Silverton man survived a fall from a cliff after he was rescued by a crew from a historic steam train in the southwest Colorado mountains.

Jerry Lyle was in serious condition Wednesday at Mercy Regional Medical Center.

The Durango Herald reports the man was found a mile south of Silverton along the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on Monday.

Railroad Vice President Paul Schrank says the crew of a 137-year-old steam locomotive found the man shortly after 10 a.m. The locomotive was southbound from Silverton to Durango.

The railroad sent a motorized railcar and an emergency medical technician to return the man to Silverton.

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