Hiker stranded on rocks at Horsetooth Falls rescued

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- Resucers from the several agencies responded to Horsetooth Falls in Larimer County to help a stranded hiker Thursday night.

The man, in his 20s, was climbing with two others when he found himself stuck about 50 feet above Horsetooth Falls on a steady ledge.

The call for help came to Larimer County dispatchers at 4:41 p.m.

"Employing high-angle rescue techniques, using a system of ropes, rescuers made it to the man just before 6:30 p.m. One rescuer was lowered down to the ledge where the man was stranded, and both were then lifted back up to safety. Everyone was off the rock at about 7:10 p.m. No one, including the man rescued, was injured," the Poudre Fire Authority said in a news release.

Poudre Fire took the opportunity to remind everyone who goes hiking to always try to go with a partner and to let someone know when you’re going and when you’ll return.

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