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Rock Climber Rescued in Colorado

A Fort Collins man was rescued after sustaining injuries while climbing on Taylor Peak

There have already been several rescues of rock climbers this spring, with the latest coming this past weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park. Only a few details about the climber’s identity, the route or how the accident occurred were mentioned in the press release.

Park rangers were notified that a 37-year-old Fort Collins man sustained injuries after taking a 10-metre fall while climbing a route on Taylor Peak. A Northern Colorado Med Evac helicopter assisted the park’s Search and Rescue team with finding the climber.

Due to the climber’s injuries and location, the park also requested help from a Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base, a press release said.

The man was long-lined from the scene at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night and brought to Upper Beaver Meadows before being taken to Estes Park Health by ambulance.