VIDEO: Helicopter rescue off of Maroon Bells

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

ASPEN. Colo. (KKCO) A 59-year-old man fell 50 feet while climbing North Maroon peak near Aspen.

Pitkin County Sheriff's Officials say the man has a broken jaw and several other fractures on his face and back but is expected to recover.

That's all thanks to an amazing rescue by a 20 member team including Mountain Rescue Aspen, The Colorado Army National Guard, and Flight for Life.

They worked together to get the victim off the 14,000 foot peak and to safety.

He was taken by ambulance from the Pitkin County Airport to the Aspen Valley Hospital.

The man - whose name has not been released - was with four other climbers at the time of his fall.

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