“Six agencies credited extensive training and team work for the rescue of a 23-year-old Kansas man who was pinned by a 3,000 pound rock while hiking.”

News9 reports a 23 year old hiker from Kansas got his leg trapped under a 3,000lb rock on the Eldorado Canyon Trail. The hiker was located by rescuers in a a scree field who successfully lifted the rock with a combination of techniques. The hiker was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Lucky dude.

Huge thanks to crews from the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Rocky Mountain Fire, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, City of Boulder Fire, City of Lafayette Fire, and North Metro Fire who all took part in the rescue:

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