Man rescued from canyon on Monument

Published: Apr. 22, 2019 at 2:29 PM MDT
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A man is in the hospital with serious injuries after falling into a canyon on the Monument Sunday night.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s office, a man called 911 at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, saying he had fallen into a canyon while hiking on the Colorado National Monument.

Search and rescue, sheriff’s deputies, park rangers and Careflight crews were able to find the 45-year-old man near the upper Liberty Cap trail, according to the sheriff’s office.

The man had a strobe light and reflective gear that made it easier to spot him from the air. Rescuers were able to get to him at about 2 a.m., and he was taken to the hospital by helicopter.