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.”

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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.

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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.