Lake area man rescued after 150-foot fall

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A Camden County man has to be rescued after he falls 150-feet down a steep hill.

It was Saturday afternoon when the man, who was trying to get down to a dock at Coffman Bend, fell and became wedged against some brush.  

Rescue personnel used ropes to lower the man to a boat.  He was eventually taken to a Columbia hospital where he's undergoing surgery today for a broken femur.  His family reports he also suffered a concussion and fractured nose.

One firefighter at the scene had to be rope lifted from the scene after becoming overheated.