Saturday, July 6, 2019

Man rescued from fall at Potholes

MESA COUNTY, Colo - A 36-year-old male was rescued from Potholes near Glade Park yesterday. At approximately 5:30 pm Friday, July 5th, we received reports of a male had fallen 25-30 feet into a rock crevice.

Glade Park Fire Department, Grand Junction Fire Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Mesa County Search and Rescue, Technical Rescue Team, and CareFlight responded to the remote area.

The Mesa County Technical Rescue Team and Grand Junction Fire Department Rescue Team used ropes to reach the injured man, then hoisted him back up the cliffside. It took several hours to complete the very technical rescue.

The man was transported to the hospital via CareFlight with major injuries, but was conscious and breathing.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to the accident. We want to remind everyone choosing to recreate outdoors to do so sober.