2 climbers hospitalized after Boulder Canyon rescue

Posted: August 23, 2013 by kirisyko in Climbing, Injuries, Rock Climbing
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Boulder Creek, in Boulder, Colorado, just east...

Boulder Creek, in Boulder, Colorado, just east of a bridge. (Image rotated from original Flickr version.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two men were taken to a hospital Thursday after falling an estimated 70 feet while climbing in Boulder Canyon, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency crews from the Sheriff’s Office, Nederland Police and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group were dispatched at 3:22 p.m. on reports of fallen climbers, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Leak.

When they arrived, the crews discovered two 24-year-old men who had fallen about 70 feet after a piece of their equipment failed and became disengaged from the rock face they were climbing, Leak said.

Crews were able to reach them around 4:30 p.m. and carry them across Boulder Creek to ambulances waiting for them on the other side, Leak said.

Both climbers were conscious and breathing at the time of their rescue. They were transported to Boulder Community Hospital, Leak said.

The identities of the climbers have not been released.

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