Complex Rescue Effort Brings Out Injured Open Space Employee

By Alan Gionet

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Rescuers hauled an injured JeffCo Open Space employee safely off steep slopes near Golden Gate Canyon Tuesday in an effort that brought together a large team of responders.

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The worker was a member of the Open Space stewardship team who fell on rocks while looking at land in a closed area not far from Centennial Cone Tuesday afternoon.

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jeffco open space rescue 2 Complex Rescue Effort Brings Out Injured Open Space Employee (credit: Twitter/@jcosrangerjason)

Alpine Rescue spokesman Steve Wilson said the worker had a knee injury. He could not make it out on his own. Rescuers had first to haul him up a steep slope on Douglas Mountain, above Robinson Hill Road, then down slope to Bear Paw Road.

JeffCo Open Space spokesman Matt Robbins said while they feared the leg might have been broken, it was not and the worker will be fine.

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(credit: Twitter/@jcosrangerjason)

Alpine Rescue had help in the effort from Golden Gate Fire and JeffoCo Open Space.

It was one of three rescues over 24 hours for Alpine Rescue, which also helped bring a cold 16-year-old down from the slopes of Mount Evans Wednesday morning. He had spent the night on an isolated cliff on the mountain.

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image12 Complex Rescue Effort Brings Out Injured Open Space Employee Images from the rescue on Mount Evans (credit: Alpine Rescue)

Rescuers also helped a person who had an allergic reaction while on Mount Bierstadt Tuesday. That person was able to self-evacuate, Wilson said.

Alan Gionet is anchor of CBS4 This Morning and reports on a wide variety of issues and “Good Question” stories. He started at CBS4 in 1994. Follow Alan on Twitter @AlanGTV.

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