FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– A hiker was rescued after getting stuck in Horsetooth Falls on Thursday afternoon.
Copter4 flew over the tricky rescue near Horsetooth Reservoir west of Fort Collins.
The man, in his 20s, was hiking with two others when he found himself stuck about 50 feet up above the falls on a steady ledge.
The initial call for help came in at 4:41 p.m.
More than 20 rescuers worked to pull the man to safety using high-angle rescue techniques and a system of ropes. He was not injured.
Everyone was off the rock just a little after 7 p.m.
Additional Information from Poudre Fire:
People out hiking or climbing in the Horsetooth Reservoir area, or any other area, are encouraged to heed the following tips:
- Always try to go out with a partner.
- Let someone know when you’re going and when you’ll return.
- Bring the minimum essentials, which include snacks, water, sunscreen and equipment for what you’re doing.
- Try not to exceed your limits.
- Be aware of the potential for falling rocks and wildlife.