Team rescues rock climber |

Team rescues rock climber

Three emergency agencies on Saturday night joined forces to rescue a stranded rock climber 11 miles south of Carbondale on Highway 133.

At approximately 7:35 p.m., Austin Hazzard, of Carbondale, contacted the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office to report that his girlfriend, Lydia Brubaker, was stranded while free climbing 120 feet from the bottom of the rock.

She was unable to get safely down from the position on her own, Hazzard reported.

Personnel with the Sheriff’s Office, the Carbondale Fire Department and Mountain Rescue Aspen responded to the scene. A 12-person team went into the field at 9:15 p.m.

After the rescue, Brubaker was evaluated by Carbondale Fire EMS and found not to be injured. All rescuers and emergency personnel were out of the field by 11:40 p.m.

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