Hiker falls about 30 feet in Clear Creek Canyon

Posted 4/5/19

Five rescue agencies responded to a hiking incident in Clear Creek Canyon on April 5. Social media posts by Golden Fire-Rescue state that a hiker fell about 30 feet near Tunnel 2, which is west of …

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Hiker falls about 30 feet in Clear Creek Canyon

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Five rescue agencies responded to a hiking incident in Clear Creek Canyon on April 5.

Social media posts by Golden Fire-Rescue state that a hiker fell about 30 feet near Tunnel 2, which is west of Golden on U.S. 6. The hiker's friend called 911 at about 11 a.m.

The hiker was conscious and breathing at the time rescue crews on scene, according to Golden Fire-Rescue's Facebook post.

A rope system and drone were used to rescue the hiker.

U.S. 6 remained closed until the rescue was complete.

Responding agencies were the Golden Fire Department, West Metro Fire Rescue, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, American Medical Response, Jeffco Open Space and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

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