Man Fell Off of McHenry Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park
If you have ever been to Rocky Mountain National Park then you've likely imagined what it would be like to fall, or drive, off of the edge.
On Sunday, July 12, park rangers were notified that a 55-year-old man from Estes Park, Colorado, fell 75-foot below the summit of McHenry Peak. This was on the West face at an elevation of 12,900 feet.
He was traveling from the summit to Stone Man Pass when he fell. He was badly injured when park rangers reached him early Monday morning and provided advanced medical care.
Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members requested assistance from a Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base to extricate him via a hoist operation, using a winch operated cable.
At around 10 a.m. the man was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows, transferred to a Northern Colorado Med Evac air ambulance and then flown to St. Anthony Hospital.