Crews rescue injured climber |

Crews rescue injured climber

The Associated Press
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) ” A rescue team helped an injured man out of Clear Creek Canyon west of Denver Tuesday after he hurt his ankle climbing.

The man was climbing with two friends when he was hurt Monday. Details of the accident and the specifics of his injury were not immediately available.

The friends identified him as Dave Sels of Topeka, Kan.

The friends, guided by a global positioning satellite device, hiked out to a roadside emergency call box and alerted authorities at about 1:30 a.m.

A portion of U.S. 6, a heavily traveled route between Denver and the gambling towns of Black Hawk and Central City, was closed for emergency vehicles during the rescue.

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