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Colorado Rock Climber Rescued After Ground Fall

Climbers are being asked to stick to low-risk climbing during this time to stay out of the hospital

Jackson Marshman from Bellingham, Washington, was rescued and airlifted to a hospital in Colorado with injuries that he suffered after a 10-metre ground fall. Marshman’s injuries were to his lower body and serious.

The sheriff’s office was notified of the accident at approximately 3:56 p.m. Marshman fell approximately 10 metres to the ground while climbing near the entrance of Button Rock Preserve, near Longmont. Marshman’s partner notified the Button Rock Ranger, who reported the accident, activating rescue agencies, including American Medical Response and the Lyons Fire Protection District. Marshman was transferred to the air ambulance and flown to an unnamed healthcare facility.

Colorado has over 15,000 cases of covid-19. Rock climbing has been discouraged to prevent accidents that put unneeded stress on hospitals. From mid-March to the end of April, Canadian health experts were advising people to only partake in low-risk activities and to stay close to home by avoiding non-essential travel. Some provinces are slowly easing lockdown restrictions. Stay safe and think about our healthcare workers.