A teenage hiker suffered back and elbow injuries after he reportedly fell 40 feet near Clear Creek Canyon.

Golden Fire-Rescue said their crews closed U.S. 6 in the area near Tunnel 2 in order to rescue the fallen hiker.

The hiker, 19, survived the fall but the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

Arvada Fire is also on scene to assist with the rescue.

The road was reopened nearly two hours after the hiker fell.