Man flown out of Rocky Mountain National Park
October 14, 2009
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. – Rocky Mountain National Park officials say a 72-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest at the park was airlifted to a hospital.
Park officials say dispatchers received a cell phone call Tuesday saying the man was suffering from a possible heart attack on the Dream Lake Trail in the Bear Lake area.
A team brought him to the trailhead, where he went into cardiac arrest minutes later. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says rangers and paramedics worked to resuscitate him, and he was conscious when he was flown to Boulder Community Hospital.
His name and hometown were not released.