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Climber Falls, Suffers Critical Injuries In Clear Creek Canyon

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(credit: Golden Fire Department)

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GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Emergency crews transported an injured climber who fell in Clear Creek Canyon to a hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The rescue happened near Tunnel 2. It took more than 90 minutes to get the climber down. It’s estimated he fell more than 40 feet, resulting in critical injuries.

Highway 6 had to be closed through the canyon during the rescue.

The victim, from Denver, is 50 years old and was not wearing a helmet.

goldenrescue3 from golden Climber Falls, Suffers Critical Injuries In Clear Creek Canyon

(credit: Golden Fire Department)

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