GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Search and rescue crews in Grand County reached an injured climber on a very technical climb thanks to a satellite location device that sent out an alert.

(credit: Grand County Search and Rescue)

A Flight for Life helicopter was dispatched to fly crew members to the climber on Lone Eagle Peak only about seven miles away from Monarch Lake.

(credit: Grand County Search and Rescue)

Officials say the climber fell on the final pitch and was seriously hurt.

(credit: Grand County Search and Rescue)

That’s when a Black Hawk flew from Buckley Air Force Base to hoist the climber before sunset.

(credit: Grand County Search and Rescue)

The climber was then taken to Granby Airport so they could be taken to the hospital. The climber suffered broken ribs and a head injury.

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