Climber Injured In ‘Significant Fall’

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Members of Douglas County Search and Rescue were working on Sunday evening to rescue a fallen climber at the Devil’s Head climbing area. He fell about 100 feet.

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A dispatcher with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the emergency response to the area and called the accident “a significant fall.”

Crews on scene said the climber fell about 100 feet and landed on a ledge about 40 feet off the ground, more than a mile from the closest road.

Douglas County Search and Rescue spokesman Shawn Strain said a landing zone for a medical helicopter was established and the helicopter airlifted him to the hospital.

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The climber suffered serious head and back injuries.

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