A Tempe man was killed Sunday at Oak Flat Campground when a boulder fell, striking him on the head.
According to Tim Gaffney, Public Information Officer for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, John Scott, 66, Tempe, had been rappelling with friends on the boulders in Upper Devil Canyon. He had just finished belaying for another climber when a two-foot boulder fell from the top of the mountain. Another climber who saw the boulder falling yelled, “Rock!” Scott looked up and was struck in the head.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.