GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. A midnight hike on the Bookcliffs turns into a 4 hour long rescue mission this morning.
The Grand Junction Fire Department along with Mesa County Search and Rescue were called to save three college-aged people hiking on rugged terrain in the Bookcliffs around 2 am after one person fell 60 feet and had extensive injuries.
The GJFD launched their technical team and a high angle rope rescue was involved.
CareFlight airlifted the injured person to a Grand Junction hospital, where they are expected to survive.
While it has not been determined why they were hiking at 2 am but officials at the fire department suggest staying away from drugs and alcohol when trying to navigate trails around the area.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus