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Simultaneous rescues made Saturday in Eldorado Canyon State Park

Posted at 4:34 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 18:34:39-04

BOULDER – Saturday evening, first responders in Boulder responded to two rescues in Eldorado Canyon State Park.

According to reporting partner, 9News in Denver, Boulder County Dispatch first received a call about a stranded and injured climber on the 5th pitch of Yellow Spur. According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, two men from San Diego were climbing when one of them fell and was injured. The second man, who was belaying for the fall victim, stopped the fall with their climbing rope.

Multiple crews assisted in the rescue of the men, who were lowered to the ground and able to walk out with rescuers. The fall victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

As crews were wrapping up this rescue, dispatch received another call about three hikers who were lost and stranded by cliffs on Shirt Tail Peak. Two men and a woman were climbing the Rewritten route when they became stranded. Crews were able to reach all three and hike them back to Eldorado Canyon State Park.