Arkansas man rescued from noose during Boot Hill photo shoot

Boot Hill in Dodge City, Kan.
Boot Hill in Dodge City, Kan. The Wichita Eagle

A visitor to Boot Hill Museum thought he'd stumbled on a photo opportunity Wednesday, but he wound up in the hospital instead.

The tourist, a 69-year-old man from Parks, Ark., put his head into a noose at the museum's "Boot Hill Hanging Tree" and was having his photo taken, Dodge City Police Chief Robin James said in a news release. He apparently lost consciousness and slumped into the noose, and two women who were with him were unable to remove him.

"Fortunately, they were able to summon help from people at the museum who removed the man from the noose," James said.

The victim was taken to Western Plains Medical Complex, where he was in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.