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Dirt biker rescued in Triangle Peak area

Staff report

A 67-year-old man was injured Sunday when he crashed his motorcycle on Triangle Peak, about 10 miles northwest of Aspen, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Area residents David Deep and Rick Wark were riding motorcycles in the area Sunday morning when Wark crashed, injuring his shoulder, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. At about 11:40 a.m., the men called county authorities and said Wark was unable to continue riding, the statement said.

A rescue team arrived in the area by all-terrain vehicle around 12:35 p.m. and located Wark about a half hour later, the statement said. After stabilizing his injury, the rescue team transported Wark down a Forest Service road to a waiting ambulance on Lower River Road, the statement said. After receiving treatment from medics, Wark declined transportation to a hospital, the statement said.

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