Zurich man’s “127 Hours” nightmare canyon tale ends well

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – AP/Republic newspaper in Arizona report that a 35-year-old Zurich man was rescued from a canyon after Navajo police found his vehicle. He had reportedly hiked into Waterholes Canyon not far from Flagstaff, Arizona and went down into a dry waterfall canyon with a rope, but was injured and was stuck there, with no cell phone reception. He had rope burns to his hands and an injured ankle, according to the report.

The AP story doesn’t say how long he was down the canyon, only that he was rescued Monday, but he presumably had time to reflect on how his situation resembled that of an experienced American hiker caught in a canyon, an autobiographical drama retold in the film “127 Hours”.