Photo by Matt Stensland
An unidentified man sits stranded on a ledge about three-quarters of the way up the lower falls at Fish Creek Falls on Saturday evening.
An unidentified man sits stranded on a ledge about three-quarters of the way up the lower falls at Fish Creek Falls on Saturday evening. Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers responded to the scene at about 5:55 p.m. to rescue the man, who was described as being in his early 20s. The man was climbing with two other men when he slid an unknown distance after the ledge he was standing on gave way and one of his ropes was cut by falling rocks, according to Search and Rescue Incident Commander Krista Check-Hill. The man stopped sliding after reaching another small ledge, where he waited to be rescued. Search and Rescue members set up a ropes system to reach the man and bring him to the top of the falls. He then was transported down the Fish Creek Falls trail and taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with unknown injuries at about 8:45 p.m.