August 13, 2022

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28 first responders take part in Pitkin County rescue

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PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – It took 28 first responders and just over six hours, but now a 66-year-old man who was unable to walk after sustaining a climbing injury Thursday evening near Snowmass Mountain has been transported to a hospital.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a hiker in distress at roughly 6:18 p.m. on Thursday evening who had sustained a lower-body injury while climbing and was not able to walk as a result of it.

Mountain Rescue Aspen was contacted at 6:45 p.m. and shortly thereafter, two members of MRA, along with two medics, were flown to the last known location of the SOS activation near Snowmass Lake.

In addition to these four first responders, an MRA team was sent in to assist via the Maroon Snowmass Trail which is…

Nick Wills

2022-08-06 14:24:35

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