Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base assisted Friday in the rescue of a man who fell 75 feet at Rocky Mountain National Park.
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A 30-year-old Denver man was rescued in Rocky Mountain National Park Friday after 75-foot, tumbling fall in The Trough area of Longs Peak, according to a news release sent by the park.

Park rangers, who were notified of the man’s fall via a 911 call, reached the man who sustained multiple injuries, around 9:30 a.m. Because of his location and injuries, Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members requested assistance from a Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base to extricate him via a hoist operation, using a winch operated cable, according to the release. He was extricated about 1:45 p.m. and was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows, from where he was transferred by ambulance to Estes Park Health, according to the release.

Rocky Mountain Rescue assisted with the helicopter hoist operations and ground operations, and Rocky Mountain Fire assisted with ground operations.

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