A 74-year-old hiker was rescued by the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group last Sunday on Eldorado Canyon State Park. The hiker accidentally fell nearly 50ft down the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail.
The hiker suffered a head and shoulder injury and was unable to walk to the trailhead. Firefighters and paramedics from Mountain View Fire Protection District came to the rescue and hiked in to provide medical care while the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group utilized a bean bag splint and litter to rescue the hiker.
The hiker was immediately taken in an ambulance to a hospital once he was lifted to the trailhead.