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U.S. 6 in Clear Creek Canyon shut down for BASE jumper rescue

The man suffered leg injuries, but nothing that appeared to be life-threatening, Golden Fire said.
Credit: West Metro Fire Rescue

GOLDEN, Colo. — U.S. 6 in Clear Creek Canyon was closed for hours while crews worked to rescue an injured BASE jumper Friday evening.

Golden Fire Rescue tweeted just after 7 p.m. that it was working with West Metro Fire Rescue, Alpine Rescue Team and AirLife Denver to rescue a man in his 30s who had crashed into the side of a cliff.

The man had multiple leg injuries but nothing that appeared to be life-threatening, according to Golden Fire. 

Crews were working to bring him down safely from the cliff and onto the road so he could be taken to the hospital. AirLife Denver was released from the scene and he was taken to the hospital by ground ambulance, Golden Fire said. 

Golden Fire originally tweeted that the man was hang gliding, but later said he was actually BASE jumping with a parachute.

Credit: West Metro Fire Rescue

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