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Rescue teams locate injured climber in Teller County

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Posted at 8:25 PM, Jun 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-19 14:40:24-04

FLORISSANT, Colorado — Volunteers with Teller County Search and Rescue joined firefighters from the Divide Fire Protection District to help a climber who fell and was injured Saturday morning along Sentinel Point Trail.

The injury was first reported at around 10:00 a.m. Heather Davis, a volunteer with Teller County Search and Rescue, told News 5 that a medical helicopter also responded to the area to help locate the injured hiker and provide ground crews with more precise coordinates.

"We are currently taking a litter up the peak to bring him down the mountain," Davis said.

Sentinel Point Trail is a 6.1-mile-long trail located near Florissant that circles the peak. The extent of the climber's injuries was not immediately known.

UPDATE: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified the medical helicopter as being operated by Flight for Life.
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