OWEN SOUND, Ont. - A man who climbed a break wall to get a better view of the sunrise fell 25 to 30 metres over the edge at Inglis Falls, just outside Owen Sound, Ont.

It happened about 6:30 a.m. while two men were hiking at the popular tourist site. The man's friend called 911.

Fire officials say rescuers had to rapel over the side of the cliff and it took almost three hours to retrieve the man, who was conscious and alert but suffering from numerous injuries.

The 30-year-old man from Meaford, Ont., was located on an island at the bottom of the falls.

He was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in London.

Provincial police say his injuries are not life-threatening.