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Man rescued from Ice Caves outside of Aspen

Staff report

A Canadian man had to be rescued from the Ice Caves section of the Grottos recreational area east of Aspen after falling into a deep crack, according to a statement.

The British Columbia man, who is either 35 or 39 years old, fell about 35 feet and sustained serious injuries, according to the release and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office Director of Operations Alex Burchetta.

Volunteers from Mountain Rescue Aspen and bystanders at the Grottos were able to use ropes to haul the man to safety, while paramedics from Aspen Ambulance tended to the man, according to the statement.

Officials mobilized a helicopter, though later decided to transport the man to Aspen Valley Hospital by ambulance, Burchetta said. The man’s injuries included broken bones and head lacerations, he said.

“He had significant injuries,” said Burchetta, who heard the man slipped while trying to take a picture.


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