Rifle man hospitalized after camel accident | PostIndependent.com

Rifle man hospitalized after camel accident

RIFLE ” A Rifle man was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction Monday after suffering multiple injuries following an accident involving a camel.

Erik Kallstrom was injured at his residence north of Rifle off Highway 13 during a training session with a bull camel.

Kallstrom was taken to the Grand River Medical Center emergency room Monday evening and was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital because of the severity of his injuries. He is currently in the intensive care unit of the hospital. His condition was unknown at press time but according to an e-mail statement from Erik’s wife Carrie Click Kallstrom, he is expected to make a full recovery.

The Kallstroms offer camel trekking through their business C2K Camel Ranch.

According to Carrie Kallstrom’s statement, the bull camel involved in the incident was “isolated and will never be part of any activities at the C2K Camel Ranch.”

The camel tours are on hold while Erik Kallstrom recovers.

Carrie Click Kallstrom is the editor of the Citizen Telegram newspaper, which along with the Glenwood Springs Post Independent are operated by Colorado Mountain News Media.

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