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.
A dispatcher with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the emergency response to the area and called the accident “a significant fall.”READ MORE: Robbery Suspect Pursuit Ends In Shooting On I-25
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.READ MORE: Colorado Snow Totals: Boulder County Gets More Than A Foot
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.MORE NEWS: More Jobs Become Available As Colorado Reopens, Prepares For Post Pandemic
The climber suffered serious head and back injuries.