By Jennifer McRae

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– Crews with Golden Fire Rescue conducted a high-angle rescue Friday afternoon that closed Clear Creek Canyon for hours. One person was injured, prompting the rescue.

(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

Highway 6 through Clear Creek Canyon was closed from Highway 58 to 119. The road reopened just before 6 p.m.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

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Crews with West Metro Fire Rescue assisted in the rescue effort. They prepared a ladder and boat to bring the injured patient across a partially-frozen Clear Creek. That will likely happen once the patient is moved off the steep incline.

Jennifer McRae