By Jennifer McRae

PENROSE, Colo. (CBS4)– A golden eagle is once again flying over Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area after rehabilitation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife released the bird of prey on Thursday, with a little help from some summer campers.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

The bird was near death in May, likely hurt when flying into a vehicle during a storm near Cripple Creek.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

The eagle took to the skies and headed in the direction where it was found injured last month.

Jennifer McRae