Man drinking falls off Boulder County dam

BOULDER COUNTY - A 22-year-old man was injured falling off the Barker Dam early Saturday morning.

At 2:25 a.m., crews responded to 27000 Boulder Canyon Drive after receiving a report that a man had been drinking and scaled the safety fence on the dam.

He had fallen an estimated 15 to 20 feet onto the concrete spillway below. No water was passing through the spillway at the time. Members of the Boulder County Sheriff's Office,

Nederland Fire Protection District, American Medical Response, City of Boulder Water, and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group weer able to pull him out. He was transported to a local hospital.

His condition was not released.

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