Man Rescued Near Mica Mine

By: Lindsay Housaman Email
By: Lindsay Housaman Email

A Mesa State geology class was hiking the Bangs Canyon Trail when one of the students began to have heart problems near the Mica Mine. Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Search and Rescue, Grand Junction Fire Department, the Glade Park Fire Volunteers, and St. Mary's Care Flight were on scene.

Seventeen search and rescue ground team members hiked over a mile and a half to find the male student. They loaded him up and hiked back out.

The man was taken to St. Mary's hospital by Care Flight.

The man's name and condition is unknown at this time, but rescuers do say they believe he was stable.

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